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President Poroshenko addresses to Ukrainians due to massacre in Volnovakha

President of Ukraine Poroshenko recorded a televised address to the Ukrainian people due to the shooting of a public bus by terrorists near Volnovakha in the Donetsk region on January 13.

President Petro Poroshenko

It is reported by Joinfo.ua with reference to the Presidential Administration.

About 2:30 p, local time the militants opened fire on a checkpoint of the ATO forces. A bus with civilians came under fires. As a result, 11 people were killed and 17 were wounded.

"Today's terrible tragedy near Volnovakha belongs to the events that stand out due to their cruelty even under strict standards of modern times. These events give the creeps."

"Terrorists of the so-called DPR have carried out a rocket attack on the bus with civilians," Poroshenko said.

"Due to the terrorist attack, we must enhance restrictions on the movement across the line, beyond which areas controlled by militants are located," the head of state said.

At the same time, the president reiterated that he supports the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas.

"However, I still remain a supporter of peaceful resolution in the Donbas – within my Peace Plan and the Minsk Agreements. I will do everything possible for this. And even – impossible," he said.