The President of Ukraine has likened the violence by pro-Russian separatists against its citizens to "terrorism," and called for the whole world to help put an end to the escalating violence in the region.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Petro Poroshenko said that the violence on the borders of Russia and Ukraine was intensifying, despite a ceasefire deal being signed at the end of last year.
"This is the same level of terrorism attack like Charlie Hebdo, or the (shooting down of the) MH17 plane," he said on Wednesday, highlighting an incident last week in which Ukraine authorities claim 11 people on board a passenger bus were killed after it came under heavy fire by separatists.
"We should stop this terrorism. We should demonstrate (global) coordination and solidarity," Poroshenko added.