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He is attending a NATO summit conference that is focusing intensely on the situation in Ukraine.
Poroshenko also said the peace plan should be a step-by-step one.
Poroshenko's opinion is that the acton plan must contain mutual obligations regarding a bilateral ceasefire regime, its monitoring and verification on the part of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the establishment of a buffer border zone, and release of all unlawfully kept hostages, Lysenko said.
The Ukrainian President's plan, according to the spokesman for the National Security Council, also includes a demand for "a pullout of all foreign troops" that are ostensibly in the country's territory.
"The President of Ukraine hopes that the peace plan will become a basis for discussion at a meeting of the trilateral Contact Group," the National Security Council spokesman stated.
Moscow, for its part, expects that the sides at the Contact Group meeging in Minsk will avail themselves of the plan suggested by Russian Presdent Vladimir Putin, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated on Thursday at a meeting with Thorbjoern Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky said in a joint statement that “tomorrow (on Friday) in Minsk they will present to the contact group their proposals for the ceasefire regime containing detailed guarantees of both conflicting parties’ compliance with the regime.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier on Thursday Moscow hoped the parties to the meeting of the ‘contact group’ in Minsk would make use of the peace plan that Russian President Vladimir Putin had made public the day before.
“We’re trying to contribute to the efforts to launch dialogue between (the authorities in) Kiev and (the war-torn) Southeastern Ukraine,” he said. “The proposals that Putin voiced yesterday after a telephone conversation with President Poroshenko are on the conference table (in Minsk).”
A peace plan consisting of seven points was published at the Kremlin’s official website on Wednesday. It includes provisions like the ending of active offensive operations on both sides in the Donetsk and Lugansk areas, withdrawal of Ukrainian armed units to a distance that would make the shelling of populated localities impossible, a full and objective international monitoring of the ceasefire, ruling out of the use of military aircraft against civilians and populated areas, exchanges of the individuals detained by force on an “all for all” basis, opening of corridors for refugees and for deliveries of humanitarian aid, and the setting up of conditions for repair works in the population centers affected by combat actions.