During a working trip to the Zaporizhzhia region, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited a sanatorium where Ukrainians who had been forced to leave their homes due to Russia's armed aggression were housed.
The Head of State inspected the medical offices where people can apply for medical care, as well as housing.
The President talked to the IDPs and asked them about their living conditions.
"I understand that everyone wants to return home. And this housing, no matter how comfortable it is, cannot be compared with your own home. There is nowhere better than home," the Head of State said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed confidence that people who were forced to leave their cities would definitely return home.
"We have no doubt that we will liberate all the temporarily occupied cities. It will definitely happen," the Head of State said.
IDPs from Mariupol spoke about the tragic events they had to endure due to the Russian invasion. They appealed to the President to help resolve the issue of recovering lost documents and issuing death certificates of relatives who died in the temporarily occupied territories.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged IDPs to join in developing a mechanism that could simplify the procedure for obtaining such documents.
"New legal mechanisms can be found given the circumstances. If you have suggestions, we can also make some legislative changes," the President said.
The meeting also focused on providing housing for internally displaced persons. Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that all people who have lost their homes should receive comfortable housing.
"We will definitely help you resolve this issue," he said.
The Head of State presented tablets to young IDPs living in the prophylactic center.
In particular, eight-year-old Yehor Kravtsov, who kept a diary while under shelling in the city of Mariupol, received a gift. The boy's writings were published on social networks and were called "Mariupol Diary". Yehor spoke about the bombing of the city and the injuries he suffered as a result of the shelling. The diary also contains tragic stories of how Yehor's grandmother died and how the enemy destroyed his hometown.