He said this at the meeting of the Regional Development Board in Kyiv on Wednesday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax.
"I have decided that this city has become a symbol of the Ukrainian Donbas. Not trusting them, not giving residents of Mariupol a chance to speak out on the future authorities would be unfair towards these people... I stress and I am sure that the elections should take place: it will be as the people vote. The will of electorate is the law for me - this is my position," Poroshenko said.
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