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    After Minsk: Will Peace Come to Ukraine? (1049)

    The Ukrainian president claimed that peace in the country's southeastern region of Donbass is the main priority for 2016.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Establishing peace in Ukraine's eastern region of Donbass is the main priority for 2016, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday.

    "I have determined the following priorities for 2016: first of all, to ensure peace," Poroshenko told reporters.

    He added that in 2016 Donbass should return under Kiev's control.

    Kiev has been conducting a military operation in Ukraine’s eastern region of Donbass since April 2014. In February 2015, Kiev and representatives of Donbass self-proclaimed people's republics signed a deal on the Ukrainian reconciliation in Minsk, including a ceasefire and the withdrawal of weapons from the line of contact.

    The current ceasefire has been largely observed since September, according to the OSCE.

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