The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, stated that international peacekeepers are needed to ensure security in the Donbas.
“We need international peacekeepers that will ensure the safety in the Donbas during the withdrawal and transfer of authority. Take your Plotnitsky and Zakharchenko back, take your paratroopers, who you brought here, and we will restore Ukrainian sovereignty,” he said while addressing residents of Mykolaivka in the Donetsk region.
Poroshenko noted that the main goal of Ukrainian authorities is peace. “Please take the Russian forces back from that territory, take your tanks that you sent there. Give us a possibility to hold calm elections. Let the people choose the authority and I, as their President, will work with those who will be chosen by the people,” the President of Ukraine noted.
Poroshenko is currrently on a working visit to the Donetsk region, where he heard a report on the situation on the front lines.