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USA: Scuffles erupt at anti-Poroshenko protest in NY02:28

USA: Scuffles erupt at anti-Poroshenko protest in NY

United States, New York
September 30, 2015 at 00:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Scuffles erupted between police and protesters rallying over the presence of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the UN General Assembly in New York, Tuesday. Supporters of Poroshenko verbally clashed with protesters as police tried to separate the two rival groups.

Protesters waved Donbass flags and handed out St. George ribbons to passers-by, many holding signs with slogans declaring Poroshenko guilty of war crimes. Anti-Poroshenko protester, Caleb Maupin, said "the United States needs to stop propping up the fascist junta in Kiev."

The protest did not stop the Ukrainian president from going ahead with his speech, in which he requested a UN peacekeeping mission in Donbass to effectively implement the Minsk agreements.

"The contribution of Ukraine to the maintenance of international peace and security provide us with the moral grounds to count on the same assistance from the organisation in time of vital importance of this issue for my country. The special peacekeeping mission in Donbass, under the United Nations hospice, could become a very useful instrument for the implementation of the Minsk agreement," the Ukrainian president said.

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Scuffles erupted between police and protesters rallying over the presence of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the UN General Assembly in New York, Tuesday. Supporters of Poroshenko verbally clashed with protesters as police tried to separate the two rival groups.

Protesters waved Donbass flags and handed out St. George ribbons to passers-by, many holding signs with slogans declaring Poroshenko guilty of war crimes. Anti-Poroshenko protester, Caleb Maupin, said "the United States needs to stop propping up the fascist junta in Kiev."

The protest did not stop the Ukrainian president from going ahead with his speech, in which he requested a UN peacekeeping mission in Donbass to effectively implement the Minsk agreements.

"The contribution of Ukraine to the maintenance of international peace and security provide us with the moral grounds to count on the same assistance from the organisation in time of vital importance of this issue for my country. The special peacekeeping mission in Donbass, under the United Nations hospice, could become a very useful instrument for the implementation of the Minsk agreement," the Ukrainian president said.

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