Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has pulled out an EU flag with a bullet hole from Donbas during his speech at the Munich Security Conference.
"I would like to show you this flag from Avdiyivka which is situated close to Donetsk, where a year ago the Russian aggression provoked the humanitarian catastrophe. My soldiers put this flag of the European Union as a symbol of the border of the European Union, because it is a border of the east of my country - eastern border of the European Union. Hope it will be there.
This flag is about all those who withstand Russian aggression and believe in a United Europe – our family," he said.
He expressed confidence that despite the challenges, Donbas may well become a successful example of the peaceful settlement of a violent conflict.
"Actually, not much is needed – just genuine implementation by Russia of the Minsk arrangements – our comprehensive peace plan," he said.