Poroshenko: Ukraine to regain sovereignty over Donbas in 2016

18:00, 14 January 2016
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Ukrainian sovereignty over the occupied areas of Donbas has to be restored in 2016, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told the reporters on Thursday at his first press conference in 2016, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Poroshenko intends in 2016 to restore the sovereignty of the Ukrainian Donbas / Photo from UNIAN

The President said he identified priorities for 2016 “within the limits of the powers and responsibilities that are given to me in a parliamentary-presidential model [of state].”

Read alsoPoroshenko, Merkel and Hollande discuss further steps to fulfill Minsk accords“First of all, it’s about ensuring peace and, I stress, the return of Ukraine to Donbas,” said Poroshenko. “In 2016, our sovereignty over the occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions has to be restored."

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