Ukraine’s president talks peace plan to the nation

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko made a televised address to the nation on June 21, in which he discussed his 14-point peace plan.

The president emphasized that the territorial structure of the country would not be up for negotiation, although he does advocate a “broad decentralization of power.” He appealed to grassroots organizations to work with him in returning the Donbas region to peace, and vowed that local elections would take place soon. His only appeal to the anti-Ukrainian activists who had seized control of several cities was for them to lay down their arms.

The restoration process of the region will be done with the help of the European Union – not Russia.

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