UNGA To Discuss Situation In 'Temporarily Occupied Territories Of Ukraine' - Poroshenko

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UNGA to Discuss Situation in 'Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine' - Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on Saturday that the issue of the "temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine" had been included in the agenda of the current 73rd session of the UN General Assembly at Kiev's request.

KIEV (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 22nd September, 2018) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced on Saturday that the issue of the "temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine" had been included in the agenda of the current 73rd session of the UN General Assembly at Kiev's request.

"Following my instructions, the successful work on inclusion of a new paragraph 'Situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine' in the agenda of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly was carried out. This will allow through a flurry of disinformation to inform the world community about the truth of tragic consequences of the Russian occupation of Crimea and the ongoing aggression in the Donbas," Poroshenko tweeted.

The president also thanked all those who supported Kiev's initiative.

The item was included in the agenda by a UN General Assembly vote of 68 in favor to 13 against, with 48 abstentions, according to the UN website.

Kiev has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the Ukraine crisis, which resulted in the military conflict in eastern region of Donbas and Crimea's reunification with Russia. Moscow has repeatedly denied any interference in the crisis, saying that it was not a party to this internal conflict and Crimea rejoined Russia as a result of the legitimate referendum.

The conflict in Donbas started in 2014, when Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk that refused to recognize the new government in Kiev, which came to power after what they considered to be a coup.

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