Petro Poroshenko: We’re still too far from peace

Petro Poroshenko: We’re still too far from peace
# 13 February 2015 13:11 (UTC +04:00)

Baku – APA. “The Minsk agreements give us hope that the conflict in Donbass will enter the stage of political settlement,” said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in his speech at the Noviye Petrovtsy training base of the National Guard, APA reports citing 112.ua. However, he added that peace is very far yet.

“I don’t want anyone to have any illusions and people to think of me as a naive person. We’re still very far from peace. No one is firmly convinced that the conditions of the Minsk agreements would be fulfilled. We just hope that escalation will begin to decline. Ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons I believe are going to lead us to peace”.

Poroshenko noted that peace cannot be achieved in diplomatic ways but on the front line and in trenches.

“Our enemy was so well prepared for the Minsk talks. That is the reason they launched attacks on our positions along the entire line of contact in recent days and weeks. Unfortunately, these relentless attacks are still happening even after the signing of the peace agreement. Why? The ambition was to break through our defense and head to Minsk as the leader of the situation. But this plan remained as a fantasy thanks to you and tens of thousands of Ukrainian fighters,” he completed.

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