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 Danger of open war with Russia more serious than last year, - Poroshenko

The danger of Russia's open war against Ukraine is more serious now than it was last year.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Liga, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said it in an interview with German's Bild.

The danger of open war with Russia is "m ore serious than last year," Poroshenko said, stressing that Russia has not implemented "a single point of the Minsk Agreement.

According to Poroshenko, about 8,000 Russian soldiers are deployed in Ukraine's territory under Kremlin's command, with new Russian military sites being set up along the Ukrainian border and training being constantly conducted.

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"Russia is investing a lot in these war preparations. And we are not getting any explanations for this," Poroshenko stated.

To protect itself, Ukraine is ready to receive weapons from Germany, the president said, since it concerns European security. But a diplomatic solution must be of priority, the president stressed.

Read the full interview in English here.
 
 
 
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