European Parliament supports Geneva Plus format for Crimea de-occupation - Poroshenko

14:07, 04 February 2016
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the European Parliament has supported the creation of the Geneva Plus format for the de-occupation of the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula.


"The European Parliament supported the establishment of the Geneva Plus format," Poroshenko tweeted.

"An important decision toward de-occupation of the Ukrainian Crimea," wrote the Head of State.

Read alsoFirst step in Ukraine’s strategy on CrimeaUNIAN memo. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has formally declared February 20, 2014 the date of the beginning of a temporary occupation of Crimea by Russia.

Western countries have not recognized the annexation of Crimea, introducing a series of economic sanctions against Russia.

Read also"Geneva plus": Poroshenko announces new format of talks on Crimea de-occupationRussia denied the fact of occupation of the peninsula, calling it a "restoration of historical justice."

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