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This Is Not Civil War, But Your Aggression, – Poroshenko to Putin

13.02 14:45

President Petro Poroshenko said this on February 13, during the debates within the security conference in Munich. He referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin commenting on the statement of the Government’s Head of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev about “civil war in Ukraine”. Ukrainska Pravda reported this.

“It is not a civil war, Mr Putin, it is your aggression. It is not a civil war in Crimea, there are your soldiers who occupied my country. This is not a civil war in Syria – it is your bombing of civilians in Syria”, – he said.

Poroshenko said that Minsk agreements signed a year ago provided for restoration of Ukraine’s control under its borders which are uncontrolled partly now due to the pro-Russian militants.

He stated that all foreign troops should be withdrawn from the territory of Ukraine, stressing that Ukraine has evidences of their presence. “It is not just a bunch of Russian passports that I showed. It’s not just a lot of licenses, it is satellite imagery, information from intelligence, witnesses”, – said the president of Ukraine.

“It’s not just a lot of licenses, it is satellite imagery, intelligence, witnesses,” – said the president of Ukraine.

Poroshenko also said that economic sanctions against Russia should continue as long as Russia does not ensure Kyiv’s control under Ukrainian-Russian border in Donbas.

He stressed that Russia was using all measures to destroy the unity of the EU on the issue of sanctions.

It should be recalled that during the Norman format meetings in Munich, Klimkin showed photo evidences of Russian weapons’ traffic across Ukrainian border.

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