According to the president, Ukraine has been able to stop the Russian offensive on the ground. “We got a lot of support from our partners,” he said.

“Yet, I could never explain one thing to myself and to my compatriots – reluctance of the international community to supply weapons to the legitimate Ukrainian government and regular Ukrainian Army which holds the line against the attack on the international order,” said Poroshenko. “I think it is time to revisit this attitude.”

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