Poroshenko sets deadline for rebels, threatens with 'logical decision'

27 June 2014 08:21
(QHA) -

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has set a deadline for terrorists in eastern Ukraine to cease fire and join his peace plan. Otherwise, "a logical decision will be made."

Poroshenko announced this during delivering his speech at the Council of Europe parliamentary assembly in Strasbourg, eastern France, on June 26.

"Yesterday [on June 25] we agreed [with the leaders of Germany, France and Russia] to continue the work of the commission on peaceful settlement. This commission is trilateral, comprised of an OSCE representative, Ukraine and the Russian ambassador. Separatists are not interested in this, they have yet shown no interest. If our proposals are rejected, a very important decision will be made," he said, without specifying which decision should be expected.

Poroshenko recalled that ATO forces had unilaterally ceased fire, while separatists had not done that and are continuing to attack Ukrainian units.

"We were the first to offer reconciliation, and if this offer is rejected, it will be difficult for us to understand it. We will act appropriately," he said.