Deputy Minister Hrymchak predicts return of Donbas to Ukraine this year (Video)

13:54, 21 January 2018
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Ukraine's Deputy Minister for temporarily occupied areas and internally displaced persons Yuriy Hrymchak predicts that the occupied part of Donbas could return to Ukraine in 2018, as the recently passed bill on Donbas reintegration is designed to facilitate the process, according to the Ukrainian language service of Radio Liberty.

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"I want this to happen this year, and I hope for it, and I have some information [as to this]. So let's hope for this," Radio Liberty quoted Hrymchak as saying.

Read alsoRussia's occupation forces launch six attacks on Ukraine army in past day, use banned armsAccording to him, the UN Secretary General's action plan for this year includes a resolution of the Donbas crisis. "The plans for the past three years did not cover [this issue]," he added.

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