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"Unfortunately, the war is still very far from being over, but we see light at the end of the tunnel," he said at a meeting of the Regional Development Council in Kyiv on Tuesday, October 24.

Read alsoExpert says Putin prepares plan B for DonbasPoroshenko says his idea of deploying a UN peacekeeping mission to Donbas as the first stage of retaking the occupied areas did not gain support when he put it forward in 2015.

"No one in the world supported us then. But now when I have recently returned from a UN General Assembly session, we've got strong support of our partners," the president said.

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As UNIAN reported, Poroshenko on September 20 asked the UN Security Council to support the deployment of a peacekeeping mission to Donbas