January 18, 2018 – FRN –
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that the law that was adopted today by the Rada on the reintegration of the “occupied territories” is a signal to the Donbass and Crimea – “they are an integral part of Ukraine.”
“We will continue to pave the way for the reintegration of the occupied Ukrainian lands politically and diplomatically. This is a key signal of the relevant Law, which was adopted on my initiative today. This is a signal for both the Donbass and the Crimea: you are an integral part of Ukraine.” – said the head of the Ukrainian state.
This legislation is being adopted amid the expected delivery of lethal weapons to the Ukraine from the US. The legislation allows the President to utilise the armed forces within the Ukraine without having to declare war.
Watch this space.