KYIV – visiting Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy have visited Ukraine's eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, common as the Donbas, materials of which have been under the control of Russia-backed separatists because April 2014.
On July 23, throughout the last day of Sommaruga's three-day visit to Ukraine, the two presidents met with the governor of the Kyiv-managed part of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrylenko, and visited the Donbas water company, in keeping with the Ukrainian president's web site.
Zelenskiy thanked Switzerland for humanitarian assist that changed into used to retain the water business functioning to help evade a "humanitarian disaster" within the struggle-torn vicinity. The business offers consuming water to about 4 million residents of the vicinity, together with people residing in separatist-managed districts.
The presidents additionally inspected a Swiss humanitarian convoy of 17 vehicles with gadget and chemical reagents for purifying water under the Donbas Water mission and COVID-19 medical devices for hospitals within the city of Slovyansk.
"Switzerland is, basically, the best country that offers humanitarian suggestions for people on either side of the road of contact in jap Ukraine. The main humanitarian initiatives are ingesting water components in Donbas and start of drug treatments and clinical machine to the area," the presidential site observed.
the two presidents laid plant life at a memorial honoring personnel from the water company who were killed by using shelling with the aid of Russia-backed separatists.
on account that April 2014, about 13,200 people were killed in the ongoing conflict.