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Ukrainian army regrouping in east of the country, additional troops moved in — Poroshenko

January 16, 2015, 12:53 UTC+3

Ukraine's parliament has recently endorsed Poroshenko's decreee on a new round of mobilization

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KIEV, January 16. /TASS/. The Ukrainian army is regrouping in the east of the country, and additional forces are being moved in, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday at a meeting with the leaders of factions of the national parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.

“The troops’ regrouping is now underway and additional units are being moved in for force reconstitution at the most dangerous spots,” the president is quoted by his press service.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday Moscow hopes that Kiev authorities will resort to common sense and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will not yield to attempts of the so-called ‘war party’ to disrupt the peace process in the country.

“All of this alarms us,” Lavrov said. “I hope that Kiev will resort to common sense and President Poroshenko will not yield to attempts of the ‘war party’ to sabotage the Minsk agreements,” Lavrov said.

Russia's Foreign Ministry has recently repeatedly announced that Moscow is alarmed by violations of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, and the conflict can be solved only by political methods.

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