Ukraine counts on Europe's support to restore Donbas

18:05, 07 November 2015
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Ukraine is counting on the assistance of European partners in the restoration of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions after their return under the control of Ukraine, Chairman of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman said in an interview with Ukrainian newspaper Zerkalo Nedeli.

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"It is clear that there will be some internal state programs and local taxes. However, we must also rely on the assistance of our European partners. We had to make serious compromises to achieve peace. Therefore, we need specific guarantees of assistance for the restoration of these territories," he said.

Groysman expressed confidence that "with the help of our partners and allies, we will achieve the implementation of the agreements by our opponents."

"They will have to withdraw their troops and militants, as well as to open territory for Ukrainian laws and elections. We will overcome this hard way," he said.

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