No signs Moscow ready to retreat from Donbas, withdraw from Crimea - Poroshenko

11:40, 07 September 2017
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The main threat to Ukraine coming from Russia is of a military nature, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said during his annual address to the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday, September 7.

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"The main threat coming from Russia is definitely a military one. There is yet no indication that Moscow is ready to retreat from Donbas and withdraw from Crimea. At the same time, there is more evidence of its preparation for an offensive war on a continental scale," the president said.

As an example, Poroshenko cited military exercises of Russian troops in Belarus.

Read alsoGame of "Peacekeepers" in Donbas: What is Russia up to?As UNIAN reported earlier, President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday is speaking in the Verkhovna Rada with the annual address on Ukraine’s internal and external situation.

The agenda of today’s plenary session in Parliament includes consideration of a number of bills related to the judiciary. Among them, a presidential bill on amending the Economic and Civil Procedural Codes, as well as the Code of Administrative Proceedings, and other legislative acts.

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