President of Ukraine

Volodmyr Zelenskyy together with the ambassadors of France, Germany, USA, Canada, Great Britain and Sweden visited the touch line in Donbas

11 February 2021 - 20:30

Volodmyr Zelenskyy together with the ambassadors of France, Germany, USA, Canada, Great Britain and Sweden visited the touch line in Donbas

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the ambassadors of Ukraine's Western partner countries visited the frontline positions in the area of the Joint Forces Operation in Donbas.

The Head of State and the diplomats got themselves acquainted with the current situation and conditions in the JFO area.

Together with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the frontline was visited by Ambassador of France to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins, Ambassador of Germany Anka Feldhusen, Ambassador of the United Kingdom Melinda Simmons, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the United States to Ukraine Kristina Kvien, Ambassador of Canada Larisa Galadza and Ambassador of Sweden Tobias Thyberg.

"It is very important that the ambassadors of friendly and partner countries see with their own eyes what is happening in Donbas and what the consequences of the war are. Western diplomats must receive first-hand truthful information on how Ukraine is fulfilling its commitments to establish a ceasefire regime, which is not adhered to by the other side," the President stressed.

Head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak noted that Volodymyr Zelenskyy sought to personally convey to the military the importance of the ceasefire and their crucial role in maintaining it despite provocations from the enemy.

"These are our people and they should feel that the President is coming to them. This is important for them because they are fighting for us, for the country. If the President says that he stands for a ceasefire, he himself shows by his arrival that it is important for him," he stressed.

Andriy Yermak reminded that the Head of State had already visited almost 60% of the touch line.

"Therefore, when the President hears the reports by the military, he understands what they are talking about, because he was almost everywhere," the Head of the Office of the President noted.

Andriy Yermak noted the importance of the signal from the ambassadors of France and Germany, the countries participating in the Normandy format, as well as from the ambassadors of Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Sweden, that Ukraine adheres to the ceasefire.

"Maintaining a ceasefire is crucial. Any further negotiations are impossible when our people are being killed. It is important that killings are carried out by special groups of snipers who are not permanently deployed. Hence, that is a very well organized provocation. These are professional killers who come here for this very purpose,” the Head of the President's Office emphasized.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented valuable memorable gifts to three servicemen on the frontline.