(QHA) -

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he wishes to stop  the war in  Ukraine and to prevent the beginning of WWIII. 

"WWI ended 96 years ago. I want to stop the war now and to  prevent anyone from starting the third world  insanity," Poroshenko tweeted  on Tuesday. 

He also wrote on Facebook that four empires fell, about ten million  people died and another ten million were wounded in WWI. 

"No one in contemporary Europe  celebrates the "Victory Day",  just remembers the losses. There are no winners or losers in a war; all a war has is its  survivors. In fact,  [these are survivors]  on  both sides," Poroshenko stressed.

Two world wars are enough for humanity to understand the  advantage of peaceful contests and competition, he said. 

"Nowadays we are protecting the territorial integrity of Ukraine in the east and  we will  always protect  our home  land and  our right  to independence and development. Yet I believe in peaceful settlement and I deem it my duty to do the utmost to restore a peaceful life in Ukraine," the president said.