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Ukraine: Poroshenko labels Novorossiya a myth just like Tolkien's Mordor00:50

Ukraine: Poroshenko labels Novorossiya a myth just like Tolkien's Mordor

Ukraine, Kiev
August 24, 2015 at 03:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Speaking during a military parade as part of the celebrations for Ukraine's Independence Day in Kiev, Monday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, said that "Novorossiya is a myth just like Tolkien's Mordor", referencing the evil character from J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' novels.

Both the self-proclaimed People's Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk established a confederation by mutual agreement on May 22, 2014, but by January of 2015 the project was frozen. Much of Ukraine celebrated the 24th anniversary of its independence including a March of Independence in which thousands of servicemen took part in.

Poroshenko is due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande in Berlin later on Monday.

Ukraine: Poroshenko labels Novorossiya a myth just like Tolkien's Mordor00:50
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Speaking during a military parade as part of the celebrations for Ukraine's Independence Day in Kiev, Monday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, said that "Novorossiya is a myth just like Tolkien's Mordor", referencing the evil character from J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' novels.

Both the self-proclaimed People's Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk established a confederation by mutual agreement on May 22, 2014, but by January of 2015 the project was frozen. Much of Ukraine celebrated the 24th anniversary of its independence including a March of Independence in which thousands of servicemen took part in.

Poroshenko is due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande in Berlin later on Monday.