"On March 30, according to the statement of the president of Ukraine, the chancellor of Germany, the president of France - and we have put the squeeze on Putin so that he make the same statement, and he’s been refusing to do so this time - truce was established," the president said.
According to Poroshenko, his every single working day starts with the frontline situation report.
"Our troops clearly fulfill the orders of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief regarding the ceasefire," the president said.
However, he regretfully noted the non-compliance with the ceasefire regime by the Russian-backed militants and said that eleven attacks were committed that day, including with heavy weaponry. "This is unacceptable," Poroshenko stressed.
The president also emphasized the importance of creating all conditions for the UN peacekeeping mission to start its work and for the ceasefire to be achieved. "To adopt the decision of the UN Security Council (on the introduction of a peacekeeping mission - Ed.). Today, Ukraine's firm position in the struggle for peace leads to the fact that all countries except Russia support the introduction of peacekeepers. Let's face it. You see that Russia is now in complete isolation. Nobody supports it, just because it aggressively attacked Ukraine and keeps killing Ukrainians," he said.
The head of state said he was going to pay a visit to Germany on April 10 to discuss, among other things, the issue of the introduction of a peacekeeping mission.
He also stressed that the beginning of the peacekeeping operation would prompt the withdrawal of military equipment, armament, regular military units of the Russian Federation, and pro-Russian militants from the occupied territories.