President of Ukraine

President addressed Ukrainians in the temporarily occupied territories: Ukraine is open to you - in every sense of the word

14 November 2020 - 20:14

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasizes that the construction of new and modern checkpoints on the line of delimitation and restoration of roads and infrastructure of Donbas is an indisputable proof that Ukraine is open to all its citizens, including those living in the temporarily occupied territories.

"We are moving forward on the path to peace in our country," the Head of State stressed in his vlog.

He reminded that Ukraine has opened all checkpoints in the controlled territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. At the same time, a few days ago, two new checkpoints appeared in the Luhansk region in Zolote and Shchastya.

"Remember, there was a lot of “betrayal” because of the disengagement of troops there. And now it is peace and quiet there. By the way, I was there a week ago. We have opened a new service center in Shchastya, where people can now receive pensions, social benefits and a total of 88 administrative services. And, by the way, in the same center there is a bank branch, post office, pharmacy, mother and child room. Convenient, modern, comfortable, safe," the President stated.

The President expressed his conviction that Ukraine should be associated with such words as convenience, comfort and security, especially for the citizens living in the occupied territories.

"I believe that such centers and such approaches should be implemented as much as possible. We can say this: there should be such a piece of Shchastya in the whole territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy added.

Separately, the President addressed citizens living in the temporarily occupied territories in Russian: "You see everything for yourself - Ukraine is open to you. In every sense of the word. You know who blocks the checkpoints on the other side. Who divides us. In every sense of the word. I am sure that you not only see and know this, but also, most importantly, draw your own conclusions. In every sense of the word".

Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed: Ukraine, for its part, is doing everything to finally end the war.

"I know for sure that this war will end and we will not need any checkpoints," the President summed up.