While on a working visit in Kramatorsk, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko spoke Russian when addressing Kramatorsk residents.

“It makes absolutely no difference what language we will speak in Donbass  – be it Ukrainian, which is my mother tongue or (switching to Russian – QHA), or pure Russian, if somebody feels more comfortable speaking it. It makes absolutely no difference what language we will use to sing songs and read poems. What is really important is to have Ukraine in our hearts,” said the President.

Poroshenko also said that a financial aid of UAH 2 billion 400 million would be disbursed to the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Poroshenko announced the launch of reformed police in Kramatorsk on May 14, 2016,  calling it ‘a symbol of revival of Ukraine’s sovereignty’.

“Where are all these Tsaryovs and others whose names I don’t even remember? Where are all these ‘heralds of the Russian Spring”? They are all gone! This is an example of how irresponsible one can be toward one’s own people. More than 2,5 thousand Ukrainian troops were killed in this ‘New Russia’ experiment. More than 6,5 thousand civilians were  killed in this war,” said the Ukrainian President.

It was reported earlier that Pyotr Poroshenko met with senior officers of the antiterrorist command center, who reported to him on the situation in the ATO area.