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    Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko has redeployed eight helicopters from the United Nations (UN) humanitarian mission area to the southeast of Ukraine, the president wrote on Twitter Thursday.

    KIEV, October 16 (RIA Novosti) – Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko has redeployed eight helicopters from the United Nations (UN) humanitarian mission area to the southeast of Ukraine, the president wrote on Twitter Thursday.

    "[I] revoked 8 modern helicopters from the United Nations humanitarian mission's area for their onward deployment in the anti-terrorist operation zone," Poroshenko wrote on Twitter.

    At a September 5 meeting in Minsk, a trilateral Contact Group, consisting of representatives from Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), agreed on a ceasefire. Nevertheless, it has been reported that since then, Kiev forces repeatedly attacked independence supporters’ positions and residential areas in the region.

    In April, Kiev launched a military operation in Ukraine’s southeast in response to the local residents' refusal to recognize the new Ukrainian government that came to power as a result of a February coup. According to the latest UN report, the operation has claimed the lives of 3,660 and left 8,756 injured.

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    humanitarian aid, humanitarian mission, contact group, UN, OSCE, Petro Poroshenko, Minsk
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