"You know that this is definitely untrue. Why are you doing this?" the president resented in response to journalist's request to confirm or deny media reports that he had offered Putin to take Donbas.
Talking to reporters in Odesa, the president called the information idiocity, stating that it was confirmed neither by Vladimir Putin nor by his spokesman, lb.ua writes.
The day before, the Russian Forbes declared, citing a source, that Putin said about Poroshenko's proposal to "include Donbass" in the territory of the Russian Federation during the closed meeting with the Russian business.
Poroshenko also said during the visit to Odesa: "The Ukrainian Navy must be turned into a modern one compatible with the NATO ships."