President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko together with the US delegation led by Senator John McCain arrived at the command post in the Shirokino area at the demarcation line to congratulate the troops on the New Year. This Ukrainian head of state wrote on Twitter.
"Arrived at the command post in the area of Shirokino with John McCain, Lindsay Graeme and Amy Klobuchar to congratulate our soldiers on the New Year," - wrote Poroshenko.
The President visited position of the Ukrainian army in the area of antiterrorist operation. In particular, he visited Marine division of the Naval Forces of Ukraine, which holds the line of defense in Shirokino.
Poroshenko talked with personnel of the 36th separate brigade of marines, congratulated Ukrainian soldiers on the coming New Year and Christmas and presented the New Year gifts.
The President also held a meeting at the headquarters of ATO and listened to the report of the Chief of Staff on the situation in the ATO area, in particular about the sector "M", where pro-Russian militants continue the shelling of positions of the Ukrainian military.