Ukrainian leader cuts short Davos visit as situation ‘worsens’

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko gestures as he speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 21, 2014 in Davos. (AFP)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will cut short his visit to an economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, to head home in view of the “worsening situation” in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, his spokesman said Tuesday.

“The armed forces chief of staff and the defence minister have just reported to him on the situation near the Donetsk airport,” Sviatoslav Tsegolko said on Facebook.

“In view of the worsening situation, the president has decided to cut short his visit to Switzerland and will return to Ukraine tomorrow.”


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