Near the touch line, President Petro Poroshenko met liberated Ukrainians who were kept in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The President congratulated the heroes on their return and noted that everyone waited for their liberation. He also noted that the heroes are met today by the Ambassador of France and the representative of the German embassy. “Due to the efforts of Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, of our big team, your liberation has become possible,” the Head of State emphasized.
According to Petro Poroshenko, the liberated Ukrainians will be transferred to Kharkiv by helicopters and then to Kyiv by planes. “A lot of Kyiv residents, Ukrainians, came to congratulate you and demonstrate how we’ve been waiting for you,” the President stressed.
The Head of State noted: “As Supreme Commander-in-Chief, as President, I will do everything to return every warrior. Today, we must unite to save those who left there. We must do everything to ensure the international pressure. We will win”.
Together with the President, the liberated Ukrainians were met by French Ambassador Isabelle Dumont, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Wolfgang Bindseil, Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak and Volodymyr Zhemchugov who had been liberated earlier.