Russia trying to break all Donbas-Ukraine ties, destroy Minsk deal - Poroshenko
The Russian Federation intends to sever links between Donbas and the rest of Ukraine and effectively destroy Minsk agreements, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said at a joint press conference with Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Lokke Rasmussen, an UNIAN correspondent reports.
"Russia continues to take steps to break the ties between Donbas and Ukraine and destroy the Minsk agreements," he said.
"The Russian Federation destroys the Minsk agreements by recognizing fake documents of fake countries (the so-called “DPR” and “LPR”), confiscating Ukrainian property in the occupied Ukrainian territory, introducing the ruble zone, and taking other steps to officially recognize these territories," added Poroshenko.
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