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Goodbye, Minsk II: Poroshenko Signs Law Allowing Foreign Troops in Ukraine

Kiev puts Minsk II in the paper shredder, again

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law allowing foreign troops and "peacekeeping forces" on Ukrainian soil, according to a report in Korrespondent. 

The law stipulates that the foreign forces cannot participate in any armed conflict within Ukraine. However, the law is easily interpreted as a clear violation of the Minsk II agreements. Agreement 10 calls for

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Welcome to Ukraine!

Pullout of all foreign armed formations, military equipment, and also mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine under OSCE supervision. Disarmament of all illegal groups.

Accusations of Russian troop presence in East Ukraine occur almost daily — and are used by the west as evidence of Russia's disregard for the Minsk agreements. 

Double standard? Only if you're a Putin troll. 

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