President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko says, that the presidential elections in the Russian Federation in 2018 is another reason for the Ukrainian army to enhance its capacities. President Poroshenko said this at a meeting of leaders of the Ukrainian armed forces, Ukrainian News Agency reports. "The non-alternative elections in Russia next year is another argument for enhancing the defensive capacities of the armed forces of Ukraine. As it is absolutely obvious, that the play of muscles is the major election technology," he said. President Poroshenko regrets, that the aggressive course of Russia against Ukraine and the entire world is supported by Russian voters. President Poroshenko believes, that Russia will either continue its hybrid war in Ukraine or will shift to the open aggression with large use of military forces in all directions. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said, that 2,608 Ukrainian soldiers had fallen in the antiterrorist operation in eastern Ukraine.