This was said by deputy head of the Presidential Administration Valerii Chalyi on the Ukraine channel, Ukrainska Pravda reports.
According to him, the visit of Merkel, with whom Poroshenko recently has held seven rounds of telephone conversations should become a "bridge" to the next negotiations, including the ones in Minsk.
"I might add that there will be a very unexpected feature: it regards the direct communication of the Chancellor with representatives of eastern Ukraine ... We are talking about mayors, governors - those who decide the economic and social issues today," Chalyi said.
Chalyi also explained that Ukraine did not ask Europe for direct military assistance.
According to him, we are talking about military-technical cooperation, "the means of communication, drones to monitor the border and so on."
Chalyi also said that Ukraine expects Russia to provide simultaneous access of humanitarian aid - Ukrainian and Russian.
"Frozen conflict" does not satisfy us. "Frozen conflict" can quickly escalate. We want to address the issue and resolve it in a strategic sense," Chaly said commenting on the possibility of the humanitarian truce being declared by the UN Security Council.