Ukraine: 'Army should be ready for any scenario in Donbass' - Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko denied that Kiev is allegedly preparing a plan for the liberation of the Donbass using force, during his annual address to the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev, Thursday.
However, he noted: "Of course, we should have such an option, because every army should be ready for any scenario."
"Ukraine has the right to self-defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter. And we declared this explicitly in the Donbass reintegration legislation that was adopted recently," Poroshenko said.
The Ukrainian leader also stated that as a result of the conflict in the Donbass, "Ukraine lost 20 percent of its industrial potential." He said that it "caused a ripple effect for the entire economy" and "triggered a deep social crisis." Poroshenko also admitted that most Ukrainians still do not "feel any improvement in their living conditions."
In his speech, Poroshenko also proposed to prohibit the Russian Black Sea fleet from staying in Crimea.
In addition, he expressed his support for a bill that would require pro-Russian groups to register as "foreign agents."

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