"Without return of Crimea, there can be no normalization of relations with Russia. But we want peace. So the Ukrainian government, and I, as a President, presented the peace plan," he said at a session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in Strasbourg on Thursday. Ukrainian President reminded that as the results of telephone consultations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel before the meeting, the Russian President supported his peace plan.
At the same time, he noted that Kyiv is waiting for such support not in words but in deeds. "We expect these deeds. Strengthen border security, stop the flow of illegal equipment, stop recruiting mercenaries, in the end, pull back the troops," Ukrainian President urged his Russian colleague.