The statement by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on a temporary ceasefire has been made, incidentally or deliberately, at a time when the Russian territory near the Dolzhansky checkpoint came under fire, and as a result, the building was destroyed and, what's most important, our customs officer has been wounded.
In this connection, the Russian side expects explanations and apologies.
In a situation like this, the Russian side should carefully analyse the text of the Ukrainian President’s respective decision and its implementation procedure.
Unfortunately, the initial analysis shows that this is not a proposal for peace or negotiations, but rather an ultimatum to militia groups in southeast Ukraine to lay down their arms.
So far, the key component is missing – that is the proposal to commence negotiations.