Poroshenko remains committed to peaceful liberation of occupied territories

09:00, 21 February 2018
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Signing the law on peculiarities of the state policy on ensuring the state sovereignty of Ukraine in the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, President Petro Poroshenko emphasized that Ukraine remained "committed to the peaceful settlement of the problem of the liberation of the occupied territories".

The head of state noted that his solid stance confirmed this, as well as the position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Parliament, people's deputies, relevant ministries, and departments, which are resolute in standing for such path, according to the presidential press service.

The president noted the ongoing "struggle for the deployment of a classical peacekeeping mission in accordance with the decision of the UN Security Council, which would allow ensuring the security component of restoring sovereignty over the occupied territories of Ukraine", emphasizing that the given decision is supported by more than 75% of Ukrainians.

Read alsoUkraine's military prosecutor: Proof of Russia's involvement in Donbas sent to international courtsPetro Poroshenko also briefed members of the Military Cabinet on the outcome of his talks with the U.S. Secretary of Defense in the framework of the Munich Security Conference, meetings with the British prime minister, European Commission president, as well as on the prospects of receiving defensive weapons. He also noted "certain positive results regarding the modernization of the Armed Forces of Ukraine".

In addition, the head of state said that following the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council this week, a draft law "On National Security" would be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada.

"This is also a framework law, which is another evidence of our decisive and deep reforms in the defense and security sector, harmonization of our cooperation with NATO countries and the North Atlantic Alliance itself," Petro Poroshenko emphasized.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed into law the bill on Donbas re-integration, designating Russia as an aggressor state. An official signing ceremony took place at a meeting of the NSDC Military Cabinet.

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