President of Ukraine

To fulfill the task of the President, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Deputy Head of the Office of the President went to Donbas to study the circumstances of the shelling of the Ukrainian military in the Zaitseve district

14 July 2020 - 17:43

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy is keeping the situation with the murder of a military medic and the wounding of soldiers during the evacuation of the body of a dead serviceman in the Zaitseve district of the Donetsk region under personal control. Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak and Deputy Head of the Office of the President Roman Mashovets departed to the site of accident.

"We express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims. This is an incomprehensible tragedy for them, for us, for the country," the President said.  The Head of State stressed that yesterday's murder of Ukrainian servicemen who wanted to take the body of a dead soldier from the battlefield near Zaitseve "is another proof of the cynicism, lies and inhumanity of the militants".

"There can be no double interpretation. There is a concrete premeditated crime - murder, ambush and murder again. All this once again proves that the war continues," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The Head of State stressed that the war will continue as long as on the other side of the frontline there are interested in destabilizing the situation and as long as the militants open fire after confirming the "silence" regime as regards white helmets and medics.

"This tragedy brings us back to an understanding of our fundamental values. Ukraine must strictly guard its territories. Ukraine must respond strongly to the treacherous actions of the militants. Ukraine must clearly understand the risks posed by the existence of gray criminal enclaves. Ukraine must always know the price of the "promises" of that party," the President stressed.

It bears reminding that on July 13 illegal armed formations in Donbas fired at the group of Ukrainian military who carried out evacuation of a body of the warrior of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of Zaitseve. As a result of the enemy fire, a military medic was killed, one serviceman was wounded, and another one got combat injury.