According to Unian, the Head of State said this in Kyiv during a meeting with representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora in the world.
Petro Poroshenko said that with the price of extraordinary efforts the government step by step strengthens the defenses of the state.
"Armed Forces are the main guarantee of Ukrainian Independence", said the Head of State.
"We buried the project "New Russia" due to the fact that the vast majority of our Russian-speaking compatriots said a firm "yes" to independent and united Ukraine", the President said.
He noted that most of the Donbas territories were liberated and "the eastern horde in the south-eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions has been localized".
"I want to assure you that the course of history would have been slightly different if our army had at least a fraction of what you can see now in 2014", said Poroshenko.