President Poroshenko: There is a true hot war, not frozen conflict in Donbas

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko states that there is a true hot war, not frozen conflict in Donbas.

He said this in an interview to Sky News TV channel, the president’s press service reports.

“Someone is trying to call this a frozen conflict. I emphasize that it is not frozen. It is a hot Russian aggression against my country,” President Poroshenko stressed.

According to him, since the beginning of 2017, Ukraine has lost 69 servicemen and over 420 have been wounded. “Is it a frozen conflict? It is a true hot war. It is a real aggression,” the President noted.

He emphasized that there are over 700 Russian tanks, over 1250 artillery systems and over 300 MLRS in the occupied Ukrainian territory.

President Poroshenko noted that pressure on Russia must be continued to stop murder of Ukrainians. The President once again underlined the importance of global solidarity with Ukraine.

“Sanctions are the mechanism to keep Putin at the table of negotiations. Putin pays a high price due to the sanctions,” President Poroshenko said.

He thanked USA, EU, UK, Japan, Canada, and Australia for supporting Ukraine.


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