At the meeting in Minsk, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is willing to hold negotiations on peace, for "the whole world is tired of war".
"Ukraine strives for peace," the President said in the course of the working visit to Mykolaiv. He informed that on August 26, together with a "powerful team" consisting of 3 high EU representatives, he "is going to Minsk to speak of peace".
The President informed that Ukraine "will urge to withdraw militants from its territory" at the meeting. "I am confident that we will manage to achieve that," Petro Poroshenko stressed.
The Head of State noted: "To have a strong negotiating position on peace, we must be strong, have the unity of people, a powerful country and a strong army".
"We are capable of defending our sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity. Today, we are fighting for the independence of Ukraine. We will certainly win," the President emphasized.