Members of the European Parliament came to Kramatorsk, the town in Donetsk region, once occupied by Russia-backed militants. Ukraine’s military HQ reported this on Friday morning. The lawmakers met with Donetsk governor Pavlo Zhebrivsky and Ukraine’s Major General Borys Kremenetsky, the leader of the Ukrainian side of the Joint Control and Coordination Centre.
Polish MEP and diplomat Anna Fotyga led the MEPs’ delegation. According to her, this was a crucial visit. ‘We support the withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine – as well as Ukraine’s full control over the state border. We pay tribute to the bravery that your people have been showing in battles. And we’re eager to create such international conditions under which you country would become stronger,’ Fotyga said.