Ukraine to return sovereignty over occupied Crimea, Donbas – Poroshenko

18:20, 22 August 2017
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes Ukraine will regain sovereignty over the temporarily occupied Crimea and Donbas, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"If there were discussions about holding a military parade on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square] one or two years ago, now the whole country is proud of our Armed Forces, which have the highest level of confidence. And I'm proud of what we have managed to do for these three years. We gave birth to a new Ukrainian army, new Ukrainian heroes," Poroshenko said in the town of Izium in Kharkiv region during the opening ceremony after the overhaul of the bridge across the Siverskiy Donets river.

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