During a telephone conference in the Normandy format, which will be held on Tuesday evening, August 22, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko intends to raise the issue of the announcement of the ceasefire in the Donbas from August 25 or September 1.

“After three and a half hours tonight in Kiev, I have held a telephone conference in the Normandy format, where we will insist on strengthening the military mission in the Donbass, and on the introduction of UN peacekeepers, and the announcement of the cease-fire regime with 25 or September 1, so children could at least to go to school,” – said P. Poroshenko during the opening ceremony of the refurbished music and drama theatre in Severodonetsk (Lugansk region).

He noted that it is not the first time Ukraine calls for truce, thus Kiev is showing the world the desire for peace and “who is really the aggressor, who wants war” .

“I am confident that we will coordinate this initiative with the Chancellor of Germany (Angela Merkel – if) and the President of France (Emmanuel Macron – if). We will do everything possible to Donbas stopped shooting”, – said the President.