"Geneva plus": Poroshenko announces new format of talks on Crimea de-occupation

19:20, 14 January 2016
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Ukraine considers setting up a new “Geneva Plus” format of negotiations on de-occupation of Crimea, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said at a Thursday’s press conference in Kyiv, according to an UNIAN correspondent.


"The struggle for the return of the Crimea also remains the top priority on the agenda. And we will propose setting up an international mechanism for de-occupation of the peninsula. I’m positive that “Geneva Plus” format would be the best to set up such mechanism: with the participation of our partners from the EU, the U.S. and, possibly, the Budapest Memorandum signatory states," the president said.

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