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 President Poroshenko welcomed statement by French and German leaders to cease fire in Donbas

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Petro Poroshenko has reacted to the statement on the Donbas cease-fire issued by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday.

Poroshenko wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

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"I sign up with the German and French leaders in urging, first of all, President of Russia as aggressor in the conflict to secure full cease-fire with the beginning of the school year.

"On my part, I ordered the Armed Forces of Ukraine to continue to observe the declared cease-fire.

"The issue have been examined with the commanders of the Ukrainian Army during my today's visit to Kramatorsk.

"We strongly believe the cease-fire must be universal to promote the peacemaking process of restoring Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity," the president wrote.

Merkel and Macron issued a statement on Monday, Aug. 28, and urged Ukraine and Russia to abide by the cease-fire in the Donbas.
 
 
 
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