Mogherini declares intention to visit Donbass

The Head of EU diplomacy, Federica Mogherini, has stated her intention to visit Donbass during her next visit to Ukraine, but has not specified when she is going to visit the region.

"I will consider with pleasure the possibility of a second visit to Ukraine. Unfortunately, this time my visit will be so short because I have to be in Strasbourg in the morning, so I could not visit Donbass this time, I can do it next time," Mogherini said during a joint briefing with the President of Ukraine, which was broadcast by the 112 Ukraine TV channel.

At the same time, Mogherini said that the EU will continue to support Ukraine, despite no progress observed.

"We can see a joint investment in the development of the European continent, and there is no fatigue in supporting the Minsk agreements. There is a certain frustration due to lack of progress," the politician said.

The authorities of Ukraine in April 2014 launched a military operation against the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, which declared independence after a coup d'etat in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN data, more than 10,000 people became victims of the conflict.

The settlement of the Donbass situation is being discussed, including during the Minsk meeting of the Contact Group, which has already adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict since September 2014. However, shellings continue even after the armistice agreements.

DONi News Agency