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EU leaders to present extra package of support for Azov region, - European diplomat

This is expected to take place during the EU-Ukraine Summit
19:34, 5 July 2019

gazprom.ru

The EU leaders will present a package of extra measures of support for Azov, which is part of Ukraine's Donetsk region. A high-rank European diplomat reported that as quoted by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

"Leaders will announce first certain support measures as results of this visit, while the opening of the office of projects in Mariupol is to increase the EU presence in the region", he claimed. 

Related: Azov crisis: Russia presses charges against 18 Ukrainian POWs

The diplomat added that humanitarian and economic assistance is already present in the area. "We will increase the targeted assistance in the region, specifically, in the area of the Sea of Azov, so as to solve the infrastructure issues on the roads, the railroads... the future of Berdyansk sea port. We'll also try supporting economic diversification", the diplomat said. 

The official also claimed that the mine-clearing mission would come to Azov region.

Related: Armed Forces of Ukraine conduct planned drills in Azov area

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