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."