At the opening meeting of the Regional Development Board Petro Poroshenko said Ukraine would remain a unitary state since decentralization has nothing to do with federalization.

Acording to Poroshenko, decentralization has no connection to defense, national security, foreign policy, anti-corruption fight, ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens.

- Ukraine will forever be one hundred percent unitary state, assured the Head of the State.

According to Poroshenko, "the concept of reform provides effective prevention of any separatist manifestations."