English-language translation of Poroshenko's message to Ukraine ending ceasefire against Kremlin-backed separatists

Print version
July 1, 2014, 1:57 a.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Kyiv Post

New Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko walks in front of the guard of honour during a ceremony of his inauguration in Kiev on June 7, 2014. Petro Poroshenko was sworn in as Ukraine's fifth post-Soviet president today, vowing to maintain the unity of his country amid a continuing crisis with Russia. Poroshenko, a 48-year-old billionaire who won the presidential election on May 25 with 54.7 percent of the vote, took the oath in the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKY

Kyiv Post

Editor's Note: The following is an unofficial English-language translation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's statement on July 1 ending a unilateral 10-day ceasefire and restarting military attacks against the Kremlin-backed separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

Announcement To Readers

Since 1995, the Kyiv Post has been the world's window on Ukraine. Please support the newspaper’s quality, independent journalism with a digital subscription. Subscribers receive unlimited access to all stories, archives and PDFs from the Kyiv Post's staff writers and news services.
More info.

12 months
1 month
$50.00Pay $20.00Pay
The Kyiv Post is hosting comments to foster lively public debate through the Disqus system. Criticism is fine, but stick to the issues. Comments that include profanity or personal attacks will be removed from the site. The Kyiv Post will ban flagrant violators. If you think that a comment or commentator should be banned, please flag the offending material.
comments powered by Disqus


© 1995–2016 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.