Poroshenko hopes for return of Donbass by the end of the year
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has expressed the hope that the Kiev authorities will be able to restore control over the Donbas by the end of the year.
"The duty of Ukraine is to accept changes to the constitution. We have launched the constitutional process. The law on the special status has been adopted, especially by the local government, and there is a clear position. Ukraine has fulfilled its obligations. Today, Russia must begin to perform its duties. Russia must withdraw the illegal armed groups, and close the border so that Ukraine could return control over the border," RIA Novosti cites him as saying.