30 Mar 2019 10:38

War in Donbas will end 'when last piece of Ukrainian land is liberated'

KYIV. March 30 (Interfax) - Peace in Donbas will come after "the last piece of Ukrainian land and the last prisoner-of-war" are liberated, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Ukraine television on Friday.

"Write down and remember: the war will be over the day the last piece of Ukrainian land is liberated, the day the last prisoner-of-war is freed," Poroshenko said.

Ukraine "has no intention of stopping the fight," Poroshenko said.

"We will fight for the liberation of Ukrainian land, we will fight for the freedom of Ukrainian prisoners-of-war and we will fight and do everything we can to bring peace as quickly as possible. But it has to be peace, not capitulation," the Ukrainian president said.