Poroshenko says 7% of Ukraine under occupation

03:59, 31 March 2016
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that 7% of Ukraine's territory is occupied by the combined Russian-separatist forces, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

President Poroshenko says almost 1.8 million Ukrainians were forced to flee Donbas due to Russian aggression / Photo from UNIAN

"Seven percent of Ukrainian territory is under occupation," he said at the forum titled "Ukraine's Battle for Freedom Continues" in Washington on Thursday.

According to Poroshenko, almost 1.8 million Ukrainians have lost their homes in Donetsk and Luhansk regions and moved to other regions of Ukraine.

"Twenty percent of Ukrainian economy has been seized or destroyed," he added.

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