The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine are meeting in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on Wednesday to discuss a last-ditch attempt to negotiate a political solution to the situation in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian President reiterated that he remained “a president of peace”, the report said.
“We must be ready for both options – for peace and for country’s protection,” Poroshenko said.
Focusing on the status of embattled Donbas, he said “decentralization we work on will have nothing to do with federalization, Ukraine remains a unitary state”. He explained, however, that he is ready “to grant the same rights that exist in the Russian Federation to territorial communities”.
Ukraine and the European Union will voice a joint stance at the Normandy format summit in Minsk, Poroshenko said at a Cabinet session on Wednesday.
“The key stance is ceasefire with no preconditions,” Poroshenko said. “We want to live in peace, we want a whole Ukraine and we want to stop the aggression.”
“Ukraine and the European Union will have a joint stance at this summit,” he said. “I have not had a more important meeting during my presidency than in Minsk today,” he said.