President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko hopes that on Friday, Trilateral contact group would begin negotiations on the process of peaceful settlement of the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions and real steps for the achievement of peace would be made. It was stated by him at the meeting with Ukrainians liberated from Libyan captivity.
"I really hope that a peaceful process will be initiated in Minsk on Friday," Petro Poroshenko said.
He stressed that Ukraine hadn't given any reason to provoke the aggression against itself. "The whole world knows that Ukraine is a country which strictly complies with obligations and the international law and is currently subject to aggression of the neighboring country," the President noted expressing hope that it would finally be possible to stop constant violation of agreements, execution of captives and civilians, destruction of educational facilities and other infrastructure.
The Head of State emphasized that achievement of peace was a top-priority. "The first task is peace. Today, at 5 am due to the difference in time, we discussed with President Putin the ways to stop these terrible processes. One cannot deny that it is necessary to stop the deaths of people," the President said.
Petro Poroshenko stressed that all Ukrainians wanted peace, thus, he would struggle for it. "The people of Ukraine are 100% for peace. Politicos want to play war. I would like to say that I will not let them do it. We must jointly struggle for peace," the President noted.
The press-service of the President of Ukraine