On July 7, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Stanytsia Luhanska in the framework of the working trip to Luhansk region and advanced more than half a kilometer into the separation zone outside the zero position of the AFU. Together with President of the European Council Donald Tusk, Volodymyr Zelenskyy passed through the last checkpoint of our military and reached a destroyed bridge through which people cross the line of delimitation and which is planned to rebuild in case of compliance with truce.
“We want to rebuild this bridge. I have reached a public agreement with our government: we find the money and promptly build it. For this end, it is necessary to pull back the fortifications of the other side. If they do it, we will start building the bridge and complete the construction promptly,” the President said.
The President emphasized that during the construction of the bridge, people would have an opportunity to cross the delimitation line.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Donald Tusk also visited the drag road of the 8th company of the 25th separate airborne brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and debriefed the military of the current security situation in the JFO area.
“The troops were separated. The commanders are ready. There is no “treason” at all,” Chief of the General Staff – Commander-in-Chief of the AFU Ruslan Khomchak noted.
Also, the President of Ukraine spoke with Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Mark Etherington about coordination of actions in this region.
In addition, the Head of State inspected the positions of the Ukrainian military moved as a result of separation of forces and got acquainted with the humanitarian projects in Donbas implemented with the support of the European Union.