“On June 12, 30 held a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. After discussing the situation, I, as supreme commander, decided not to extend the unilateral cease-fire. ”quoted the president’s website Poroshenko’s words addressed to the people.
According to him, Ukraine has demonstrated “to the whole world its commitment to a peaceful way of resolving the conflict provoked from outside.”
“The hardworking and peaceful people, who are the majority of Donetsk residents and Luhansk residents, felt our sympathy, love and respect. They saw the sincere readiness of Kiev to reckon with their dissenting opinions and specific interests. And they understood that their safety is our top priority, ”Poroshenko said in his address.
“However, a unique chance to implement the peace plan has not been realized. This happened because of the criminal actions of the militants. They publicly declared their unwillingness to support the peace plan in general and the cease-fire in particular. Defiantly, more than a hundred times, violated the armistice regime "said the president.
He further stated that government troops "received the appropriate orders" and will continue to liberate the Ukrainian land from terrorists, militants and marauders. From everyone who “breaks the payment of salaries, pensions, scholarships. Who undermines the railway and destroys the water pipes. Who deprived people of a normal, peaceful life. ”
At the same time, Poroshenko added that at any moment he is ready to return to a truce, if he sees, “that all parties adhere to the fulfillment of the main points of the peace plan.” That is, the militia must fold weapon and free the hostages, the Russian authorities “light up the red light at the border“ for saboteurs and arms suppliers, ”and the OSCE put their monitors at the border to monitor compliance with the border regime. (By the way, the last point in the peace plan was proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.)
On his decision, the Ukrainian president notified German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US Secretary of State John Kerry and French President Francois Hollande by telephone.
The US Department of State, through the mouth of its representative, Jen Psaki, has already said that he supports Poroshenko’s decision. In particular, Psaki said that “Russian separatists continue to threaten Ukraine,” while Kiev is showing restraint.
“And we, of course, will support the government of Ukraine, whatever decision it may take”State Department spokeswoman said.