The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko paid homage to the people of Donetsk city Day and said that Donbass " there is and will be Ukrainian ".
"I congratulate Shakhtar on the city Day! No doubt we will rebuild the ruined cities and villages. Donbass there is and will be Ukrainian!", - wrote Poroshenko on his Facebook page. In the last days in the Donbas, the situation deteriorated badly. Despite the cease-fire, which turned out to come to a common opinion in February this year, the attacks between the forces of the Ukrainian army on one side and the LPR and the DPR and return continue. In DND stated that the slightest provocation on the amount of equipment and forces, which Kiev pulled up to the line of contact in Donbas, increases the likelihood of a reduction to full-scale hostilities. The trilateral contact group on Ukraine agreed on Wednesday to try to broker a ceasefire in the Donbass by September 1.