Monday, December 5 2016 20:46 EET
Ukraine
Poroshenko unexpectedly appeared on the frontline 1 km away from Horlivka
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Petro Poroshenko inspected the stronghold on the frontline near Horlivvka. Ukrainian president had a conversation with the military, congratulated them on the 25th anniversary of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and presented state awards.

“I am really proud that in these 2.5 years we have created the most powerful Armed Forces in Europe. I am proud of such Armed Forces, just as the entire Ukrainian nation is,” Petro Poroshenko said.

“Today, I am here with you to express gratitude for your great work,” the Head of State noted.

The President emphasized that the people of Ukraine trusted the army just as the church today. “In these 2.5 years we have passed the distance from volunteers to the army, which is the object of pride for the country: with its morale, motivation, patriotism and professionalism,” he stressed.

“I am here to congratulate you on the Day of Volunteer and express gratitude for your work. And to do what the state must do – present state awards to the AFU military and our volunteers,” the President said.

The Head of State had a conversation with volunteers and awarded them.

Also in his travel to Donbass region Poroshenko took part in the restoration of  Ukrainian TV and radio broadcast  over the Ukrainian territory and for the residents of the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

"Nobody has the right to hinder our broadcast on the Ukrainian land" he said. "This will take place not only here, we will restore the broadcast in Volnovakha. Residents of the occupied Crimea will also have an opportunity to watch Ukrainian TV channels. I am confident that the job is not finished here,” the Head of State noted.

According to him, this will promote the restoration of sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“This is conducted in full compliance with Ukrainian international legislation and nobody has the right to prevent us from broadcasting on our Ukrainian land,” the Head of State stressed.

In the course of the working trip to Donetsk region, Petro Poroshenko also examined the reconstruction of the bridge over Kazennyi Torets River on the road of common use and state importance M-03 Kyiv – Kharkiv – Dovzhanskyi near Semenivka.

The Head of State called the construction of the new bridge a symbol of revival of Donbas, for the bridge has been destroyed in 2014 before the liberation of Sloviansk.

The President emphasized that he had set a task to reconstruct bridges in 2016 necessarily. “For the entire country, including the occupied territories, to see that Donbas is being reconstructed. And not only this bridge,” he said.

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