He said this at a joint press conference with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky at the Shchastia border crossing point in Luhansk region on March 2, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
Michel noted that the European Union had provided significant support to Ukraine to mitigate the consequences of the conflict in Donbas.
"This year we are launching a new program to support economic development and public services in the region," he stressed.
The European Council president said it would also include funding for the construction of entry-exit checkpoints on the contact line.
As Ukrinform reported, European Council President Charles Michel has started his two-day visit to Ukraine on March 2.
Today, President of the European Council Charles Michel and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky make a joint trip to Donbas.
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