Poroshenko canceled the cease-fire: We will attack and liberate our land. VIDEO
Poroshenko announced the termination of the truce in the area of the ATO.
The president said this in a June 30 appeal after a meeting of the NSDC, the president’s website reports.
Address of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko:
"At twenty-two hours on Monday, June 30, the unilateral cease-fire expired. As part of the plan to resolve the situation in Donbas peacefully, such a move was first initiated on June 20. Ukraine continued for another three days on June 27. For ten days we showed Donbass To Ukraine, to the whole world, our commitment to a peaceful way of resolving the conflict provoked from outside. To the residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions we have demonstrated the goodwill of the Ukrainian authorities. The hardworking and peaceful people who are more The majority of Donetsk and Luhansk residents felt our sympathy, love and respect. They saw the sincere readiness of Kiev to take into account their special opinions and specific interests. And they realized that their security is our top priority.
The international support of Ukraine has become even stronger. It was during the cease-fire that I signed the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area with the European Union. However, a unique chance to implement the peace plan has not been realized. This happened because of the criminal actions of the militants. They publicly declared their unwillingness to support the peace plan in general and the cease-fire in particular. Defiantly, more than a hundred times, violated the armistice regime. The separatist political leadership has demonstrated unwillingness and inability to control the actions of its terrorist units and gangs of marauders. The cancellation of the decision of the Council of the Federation on the permission to enter the Russian troops in Ukraine had a positive, but symbolic value. We did not receive concrete steps to de-escalate the situation. Including in terms of strengthening border control. B
Despite this, the world was, remains and will be my goal. Changing only the tools to achieve it. On June 30 in the evening, a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine was held. After discussing the situation, I, as Supreme Commander, decided not to extend the unilateral cease-fire. Protecting the territorial integrity of Ukraine, the security and life of civilians requires not only defensive but also offensive actions against terrorist fighters. The Armed Forces, the National Guard, the State Border Service, the Security Service received the relevant orders. In implementing the tasks set today for the protection of territorial integrity, they are no longer limited to the cease-fire regime.
We will advance, and we will liberate our land. The non-renewal of the cease-fire regime is our response to terrorists, militants, marauders. To all those who mocks the civilian population. Who paralyzes the work of the regional economy. Who breaks the salaries, pensions, scholarships. Who undermines the railway and destroys the water pipes. Who deprived people of a normal, peaceful life. The Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard, and other units will never allow themselves to use force against civilians. They will never beat residential areas. Ukrainian soldiers and guards will risk their own lives, so as not to endanger women, children, elderly men. All those who live in the land of Donbass and do not take in the hands of illegal weapons. Such is the eternal knightly nature of the Ukrainian army.
We are responsible and experiencing for every peaceful life, which, God forbid, can end in a military or anti-terrorist operation. This requires us to be extremely careful about each movement in the conduct of operations. I appeal to each resident of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions with a request to treat my decision with understanding. I ask you to become allies in returning security to the Donbass. Yes, you can not confront bandits physical force. But your willpower and fortitude, your civil disobedience to the so-called “people's republics”, intolerance and contempt for those who took the road of banditry, looting and terror, will bring the day when a lasting peace will return to your homes. Anyone who took the path of armed resistance to legitimate authority, but realized that he had made a mistake and wants to correct it, I, as President, guarantee non-criminalization. The condition is one - voluntarily lay down their arms.
Our peace plan, as a strategy for Ukraine and Donbass, remains in force. And disarmament. And decentralization. And the free use of the Russian language. And the restoration of lost housing at the expense of the state. And a joint program with the EU to create new jobs. And even to the cease-fire, we are ready to return at any time. When we see that all parties adhere to the implementation of the main points of the peace plan. That militants free hostages. As on the other side of the eastern border, the red light of saboteurs and arms suppliers caught fire, and the OSCE observes the observance of the regime on the border. Dear compatriots! The road to peace turned out to be somewhat more difficult than desired. I do not want to embellish reality. It will be difficult and difficult. We, more than ever, should unite to protect Ukraine. This requires dedication and discipline not only on the front lines, but also in the rear. But there was not a single war, after which peace would not come. So it will happen now.
Glory to Ukraine!"