Thursday, September 1 2016 13:45 EEST
Poroshenko confirmed ceasefire state in the Donbas region
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There was only one small arms attack, President said

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko confirmed that the ceasefire state in the Donbas region. He said this during a meeting with students and teacher of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, which was broadcast by 112 Ukraine TV Channel, according to

'I want to congratulate you on the ceasefire state that is observed at the front for 12 hours and 5 minutes. During all this time there was only one attack from small arms', Poroshenko said.

'God grant all security measures of the Minsk agreements to be implemented, to maintain ceasefire, to move heavy artillery away from the contact line, it’s better be in Russia, away from Ukrainian border. God grant all Ukrainian hostages, who are illegally kept in Russian jails and prisons in the occupied territories to be released. Let OSCE SMM to have all the access to resolve the necessary questions of safety conditions for the implementation of the package of political agreements in Minsk', added the President.

As reported earlier by, Poltorak: There was no shelling in the Donbas region from midnight. 

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