Ukraine has to regain control over part of Ukrainian-Russian border before end of this year - Poroshenko
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said control over the Ukrainian-Russian part of the border has to be regained before the end of this year.
"As soon as we elect the new Ukrainian administration, the OSCE, which should now begin controlling the uncontrolled part, transfers the control functions to Ukrainian border guards. This process has to be completed before the end of this year, before changes to the constitution are adopted. Everything is very simple, it says so in [the] Minsk [agreements] and no one is making any attempts to revise it," he said in an interview with Ukrainian television channels aired on Ukraina television on Sunday evening.
Poroshenko said Ukraine will not agree on any compromises in the issue of border sovereignty.