President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is confident that the only way to settle the situation in the Donbas is dialogue on peace.
In the interview to "1+1" TV channel, the Head of State emphasized that all efforts of the government were aimed at the given purpose. The President called proclamation of the ceasefire regime an important step on the way to the settlement of the situation. In the course of the ceasefire more than 1000 Ukrainian militaries have been liberated from captivity and positions of the Ukrainian army have been reinforced.
"We managed to establish a reliable defense line. It doesn't mean that we are going to violate the ceasefire regime, but today we are able to ensure the defense of our cities, towns and villages," the Head of State said noting that particular attention had been paid to the security and defense of Mariupol. "Mariupol is and will be the city of Ukraine," he added.
The President emphasized that the efforts of the government on the achievement of peace was also supported by the world community and it had been demonstrated in the course of the NATO Summit in Wales. "The topic of Ukraine became the top priority. Everyone said: yes, we are establishing 4 trust funds for Ukraine, we are restoring military-technical cooperation, we are making resolute steps in training the Ukrainian army and security forces," Petro Poroshenko stressed.
Speaking of the implementation of the Peace plan and the signature of Minsk agreements, the Head of State once again noted that those steps and agreements wouldn't endanger sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine. "Ukraine will remain unitary. Our recent talks on delegation of certain powers to the local councils are a part of the plan on decentralization of power. Everyone should understand that the given laws are valid for only three years," the President said.