Putin has no idea what to do with Donbas – Poroshenko

16:01, 12 February 2018

"I am absolutely sure that he has no idea what to do with Donbas. Putin only had to admit that it is a Ukrainian territory and to respect international law. Please, Mr. Putin, stop killing people – in Ukraine, in Syria and in other parts of the world!" Poroshenko said in an interview with the Vienna-based online news magazine Profil.

"There is no need to undertake new initiatives in the east of Ukraine as the old deal should be implemented," he said.

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According to human rights activists, about 2,500 civilians have been killed, 11,000 wounded, and 1,500 missing in Donbas since 2014.

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