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    Speaking at the march commemorating victims of Tuesday's bus attack in eastern Ukraine's Volnovakha village, Poroshenko promised not to "yield another inch" of Ukrainian soil.

    KIEV, January 18 (Sputnik) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed that Kiev authorities would regain control over the entire territory of the Donbas Region in the country's east, UNIAN news agency reported on Sunday.

    "We will take back Donbas. We will restore Ukrainian heritage and we will demonstrate that our unity is another crucial factor in our victory," Poroshenko addressed a crowd of people gathered at Kiev's Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti).

    Speaking at the march commemorating victims of Tuesday's bus attack in eastern Ukraine's Volnovakha village, Poroshenko promised not to "yield another inch" of Ukrainian soil.

    "We will be victorious, there will be peace in Ukraine… We will protect and revive our state," Poroshenko was quoted as saying.

    The Volnovakha bus attack took the lives of 12 people and injured 18 others.

    Kiev had previously claimed that the bus had been hit by rockets fired from the east, the direction of a town where local independence forces had been allegedly present at the time. Authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) stressed they had not been involved in the attack.

    On Saturday, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) released an investigation report concluding that the rockets which hit the bus were fired from the northeastern direction.

    Despite the ceasefire agreement reached by the warring sides in September 2014, reports of ongoing violations continue to emerge in eastern Ukraine.

    Situation in Ukraine After Ceasefire Agreement (450)


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