"I ask my successor as president not to repeat the mistakes of my predecessors and to properly take care of the Armed Forces of Ukraine because a strong army will protect Ukraine under any circumstances. I believe that with joint efforts we will be able to return peace to the whole territory of the Ukrainian state," Poroshenko said at a meeting with military personnel of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) on Monday in Donetsk region.
The commander-in-chief also thanked the servicemen for their valorous service.
"My assistants counted that in five years I made almost 40 trips to eastern Ukraine, 25 of them to the contact line. This visit today, probably, is my last as president," Poroshenko said.