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    Boosting Military Capabilities Top Priority for Ukraine's New Gov't

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    New Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that his government will never accept that Crimea and Donbass non longer belongs to Ukraine.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ukraine will never accept secession of Crimea and independence of the eastern Donbass region, new Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said Thursday.

    The Ukrainian Parliament earlier on Thursday accepted Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s resignation and appointed Parliament Speaker Volodomyr Groysman to the position.

    "Another question to which the new government will pay extra attention will be the range of issues related to returning Crimea and the temporarily occupied Donbass regions… I want to outline my position clearly, we shall never accept that a part of our country… non longer belongs to Ukraine," Groysman said.

    Boosting Ukraine's military capabilities will be a top priority for the country's new government, according to Groysman.

    I wish to underline that increasing our defense capabilities in conditions of Russian aggression remains a top priority for my government. We have a clear plan on implementing our defense capabilities in accordance with NATO standards," Groisman said.


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