European politicians, journalists visit conflict zone in Donbas (Photos)

European politicians, journalists visit conflict zone in Donbas (Photos)

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A foreign delegation headed by Ukrainian presidential advisor Anders Fogh Rasmussen has visited the positions of Ukrainian troops and the settlements of the Donbas affected by the Russian occupation forces, the press center of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) headquarters has reported.

"A foreign delegation headed by former Danish Prime Minister, recent NATO Secretary General and now Ukrainian presidential advisor Anders Fogh Rasmussen has visited the area of the anti-terrorist operation," reads the report.

It notes that Rasmussen, together with a group of European politicians and journalists, visited several towns in Donetsk region, where foreign partners had an opportunity to get acquainted with the tasks, conditions and positions of Ukrainian troops involved in the tasks of the anti-terrorist operation. The group of foreign guests included, in particular, former and current heads of government of European countries, foreign ministers, parliamentarians, political advisors, and consultants.

At a base camp of the ATO forces, high-ranking foreign guests were met by the generals and officers of the ATO headquarters, and then a briefing was held. In addition, the guests visited a brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces defending a section of the front line in the Donetsk sector, as well as the town of Toretsk.

Leaving the area of the anti-terrorist operation, Rasmussen told Ukrainian military and foreign journalists said that this visit was very useful, as European politicians once again saw the need to support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression and the need for assistance that Europe should provide to Ukraine. 

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