Putin responds to Poroshenko's statement on returning Donbas and Crimea
15:51, 28 May 2016

Putin responds to Poroshenko's statement on returning Donbas and Crimea

Donbas issue can be solved only in accordance with Minsk agreement, Crimean issue is closed permanently, - said Putin

15:51, 28 May 2016


Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to the statement of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the return of Donbas and Crimea, after Nadiya Savchenko’s liberation. Putin said that the Donbas issue can be resolved only in accordance with the Minsk Agreement, reports RIA "Novosti".

"It is necessary to amend the Constitution of Ukraine, implement the decentralization, it is necessary to adopt a law on amnesty. You cannot postpone these decisions ", - Putin said at the press conference after negotiations with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

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"As for Crimea, this question, we consider, is closed permanently," - said Putin. According to him, Russia doesn’t intend to discuss this issue.

He also noted that this situation resembles him the Russian proverb “May God give your calves our wolf to eat”.

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