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 Poroshenko supports elections in Mariupol: "The city is the symbol of Ukrainian Donbas"

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko supports holding of local elections in Mariupol, the Donetsk region, on Oct. 25.

He said this at the meeting of the Regional Development Board in Kyiv on Wednesday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax.

"I have decided that this city has become a symbol of the Ukrainian Donbas. Not trusting them, not giving residents of Mariupol a chance to speak out on the future authorities would be unfair towards these people... I stress and I am sure that the elections should take place: it will be as the people vote. The will of electorate is the law for me - this is my position," Poroshenko said.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n351177