Poroshenko calls on lawmakers to revoke special status for east, sends more troops to key cities

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko on November 4 called on the National Security and Defence Council and the Verkhovna Rada to repeal a law granting special status to separatist-controlled regions of Ukraine, according to Interfax Ukraine.

“Other parties to the Minsk agreements, except for Ukraine and the OSCE, have not fulfilled their obligations,” he said in an obvious reference to Russia as the violator of the September 5 peace deal.

Poroshenko also ordered additional troops be sent to Mariupol, Berdyansk and Kharkiv as well as northern Luhansk and Dnepropetrovsk oblast in case of a new offensive by Kremlin-backed separatists.

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