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“Almost 100 percent of our citizens support a united country and an astonishing majority of Ukrainians see it as a unitary rather than federal country,” the chief of state said.

The president said he cherished the unity of the country and the nation as much as all Ukrainians did.

“I have my own views on history, language and church issues. But although these ideas are shared by an overwhelming majority of compatriots I have to bear in mind sentiments of the minority. This is why we are holding an extremely measured humanitarian policy,” the president said.

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