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Ukraine: Securing Crimea's return by force is not realistic, admits Poroshenko01:35

Ukraine: Securing Crimea's return by force is not realistic, admits Poroshenko

Ukraine, Kiev
September 7, 2017 at 16:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko admitted that the idea of securing Crimea's return to Ukraine through the use of force was "unrealistic," during his annual address to the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev, Thursday.

He went on to state that, instead, Ukraine planned to create conditions that would make Crimea a "burden" too heavy for Russia to carry.

Poroshenko also alleged that Russia was preparing to launch what he described as a "continental war."

"There is still no indication that Moscow is ready to retreat from Donbass or withdraw from Crimea. However, there is increasing evidence that Russia is getting ready for an offensive war on a continental scale. For example, the Russia-Belarus military exercise Zapad 2017," the president stated.

Ukraine: Securing Crimea's return by force is not realistic, admits Poroshenko01:35
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko admitted that the idea of securing Crimea's return to Ukraine through the use of force was "unrealistic," during his annual address to the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev, Thursday.

He went on to state that, instead, Ukraine planned to create conditions that would make Crimea a "burden" too heavy for Russia to carry.

Poroshenko also alleged that Russia was preparing to launch what he described as a "continental war."

"There is still no indication that Moscow is ready to retreat from Donbass or withdraw from Crimea. However, there is increasing evidence that Russia is getting ready for an offensive war on a continental scale. For example, the Russia-Belarus military exercise Zapad 2017," the president stated.

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