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Poroshenko flaunts bullet-riddled EU flag from Donbas in Munich

"The flag is about those who believe in a united Europe."

Poroshenko flaunts bullet-riddled EU flag from Donbas in Munich
Photo: president.gov.ua

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pulled out an EU flag with a bullet hole from Donbas during his speech at the Munich Security Conference.

"I would like to show you this flag from Avdiyivka which is situated close to Donetsk, where a year ago the Russian aggression provoked the humanitarian catastrophe. My soldiers put this flag of the European Union as a symbol of the border of the European Union, because it is a border of the east of my country - eastern border of the European Union. Hope it will be there.

This flag is about all those who withstand Russian aggression and believe in a United Europe – our family," he said.

He expressed confidence that despite the challenges, Donbas may well become a successful example of the peaceful settlement of a violent conflict.

"Actually, not much is needed – just genuine implementation by Russia of the Minsk arrangements – our comprehensive peace plan," he said.

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