French delegation of senators, diplomats to visit Ukraine's Donetsk region
Representatives from the French Senate and Foreign Ministry will pay a working visit to Donetsk region.
They will be accompanied by Heorhiy Tuka, Ukraine's Deputy Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Displaced Persons, parliamentarians, and diplomats.
"The purpose of the visit is to get familiar with the security and socio-economic situation in the conflict zone," the ministry said on its Facebook page on Wednesday.
The visit, scheduled for this Thursday, September 14, will be followed by a press conference from 18:15 to 19:00 on the same day, at the building of Donetsk regional administration in the town of Kramatorsk, featuring the following speakers: Minister Tuka; Pavlo Zhebrivskyi, head of Donetsk regional administration; Serhiy Shabliy, First Secretary at the Ukrainian Embassy in France; Floriane Gloaguen, First Secretary at the French Embassy in Ukraine; and Senators Herve Maurey, head of the France-Ukraine friendship group in the Senate, Jean-Yves Leconte, and Jacques Legendre.
The French senators have already held a number of meetings with Ukrainian leaders in Kyiv. This is not their first visit to Ukraine, but it will be their first to Donbas, where they will familiarize themselves with the security policy and the humanitarian situation.