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"Today we have many challenges to face adequately. As you know, we are going through a difficult stage of restoring our territorial integrity, defending our state, our independence," Groysman said.

"In the 21st century we see that Russian aggression against Ukraine has to become the uniting factor in our joint efforts to halt the barbaric aggression,” said the Ukrainian Cabinet chief.

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