Poroshenko says it is important to abide by Minsk accords

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a press conference in Helsinki, Finland, on Jan. 24.

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko notes the importance of compliance with the Minsk agreements providing for a ceasefire, the withdrawal of Russian troops, heavy equipment and artillery, the return of Ukrainian control over the uncontrolled section of the Ukrainian-Russian border in the east of the country.

He said about this during a meeting with Luxembourg’s Foreign and European Affairs Minister Jean Asselborn, the official website of the president says.

“Our joint position is to return the territories under Ukrainian sovereignty, which are now under occupation,” the Ukrainian president said.

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