Poroshenko names a condition for the restoration of economic ties with Donbas / Photo from UNIAN

"We want and are ready at any time to fully restore economic ties with the temporarily occupied territory in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, to lift all internal barriers and limitations [earlier imposed] on the movement of people and freight. But there is one condition: we will have to regain control of the external border as it is stipulated in the Minsk agreements. If not, there should be no complaints about checks along the line of contact... Until there is no progress in the Minsk Implementation Plan, the level of economic ties will remain at the current level," the president said at a meeting with activists of Donetsk region in Mariupol on Thursday.