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Pro-Russian militants pledge war if Ukraine moves toward NATO

The so-called leader of the self-styled breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko threatened to withdraw from the Minsk Agreement, if Kyiv starts the procedure of Ukraine's accession to NATO.

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"Statements by [Ukrainian President Petro] Poroshenko and his representative in the Minsk talks [Leonid] Kuchma about Ukraine’s need to  join NATO are aimed at the destruction of the Minsk Agreement. If Ukraine starts organizing a referendum on accession to NATO, or other procedures, the "DPR" will exit from the Minsk Agreement immediately and proceed with the cleansing of the whole territory of Donbas from Kyiv’s occupation," Zakharchenko said, according to one of pro-terrorist websites.

As UNIAN reported earlier, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko plans to hold a NATO membership referendum. According to him, more than 60% of Ukrainians already support the accession, and the number of supporters is growing.

It was earlier reported that Zakharchenko urged to prepare for a new war with Ukraine.

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