"Today, future developments depend on our joint efficient and coordinated work, on the unity of the whole country...
"We are going to establish order in the organization of management of troops, when the front line, the line of defense will be maintained by the brigades, when battalions of territorial defense will have their own tasks not in direct clash with the enemy, but in the defense of territory. When integrated units of the Ministry of the Interior will have their own function and protect the cities liberated from occupants. When the National Bank will have its exclusive function and engage in its exclusive tasks."
On Tuesday, Poroshenko spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the Ukrainian president's press office, "The parties discussed a complex of issues related to the maintenance of the cease-fire regime," adding, "The presidents agreed to keep these issues under constant control."
Under the cease-fire agreement, Russian-backed rebels and the Ukrainian government are also engaged in prisoner exchanges. On Monday, Poroshenko reiterated Kiev's demand that Russian troops withdraw from Ukrainian territory, a demand that seems -- for now -- to have been heeded.
Russia had previously denied its military was engaged in fighting or had crossed into Ukraine.
Another round of trilateral peace talks is expected to be held in the next week.