Poroshenko: Putin creates Ukrainian Aleppo in Donbas

There are 700 Russian tanks and 1,250 artillery systems in the occupied territories
15:44, 20 February 2017

Ukrainian President

Russian President Vladimir Putin is creating Ukrainian Aleppo in the Donbas. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said this in an interview with Bild.

"Ukraine has done everything for peace: change of the laws, fulfillment of the agreements. However, Russia continues to kill. The promises that Russian authorities gave are violated daily. The situation in the eastern Ukraine develops dramatically. We have unequivocal evidence of purposeful destruction of the civilian population. Putin creates there Ukrainian Aleppo", said the President of Ukraine.

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He added: "If Putin fulfills Minsk agreements and finally withdraws his troops from the territory of our country, then there will be peace. Unfortunately, there are no signs it will happen", Poroshenko stressed.

According to him, there are 700 Russia tanks and 1,250 artillery systems, which are used against the Ukrainian military in the Donbas region.

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