Ukraine wants peace, but not capitulation: former president

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CBC News published this video item, entitled “Ukraine wants peace, but not capitulation: former president” – below is their description.

‘We are for peace, but please, the territorial integrity of Ukraine – this is not a point for compromise,’ said former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko on the prospect of peace talks between Russia and Ukraine, which some European leaders have urged.

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