"Not a single Ukrainian politician including me, of course, will ever decide to turn Donetsk or Luhansk into Grozny. This is unacceptable. This is impossible. And this is what makes us different from Russians," he wrote on social media, Censor.NET reports.
The president stressed that it was "the Kremlin that slaughtered civilian population by carpet bombing without a second thought."
"But Ukraine is not Russia. And we belong to a different civilization which members value human life and do not sacrifice it for imperial ambitions," he said.