The Ukrainian president told the head of the European Council about the aggravation of the situation in the Donbass.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday, February 17, informed the Chairman of the European Council Charles Michel about the situation in the Donbas.
“I had a conversation with the President of the European Council Charles Michel from Mariupol. He informed about the security situation and today’s provocative shelling, in particular of Stanytsia Luhanska. I thanked him for the initiative to hold a donor conference in support of Ukraine,” Zelensky wrote on Twitter.
According to Reuters, the EU said it was closely monitoring the situation with shelling in the Donbas.
It is noted that the meeting of EU leaders will not discuss specific new sanctions against Russia, as this issue is controversial.
“The reason for sanctions is a matter of political assessment. We are not entering into this discussion yet. We are closely monitoring the situation with the shelling in the Donbas, we are aware that this can be used as a test or an excuse,” the EU representative said.
According to him, the informal summit will be in the main report of the presidents of France and Germany after their talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Recall that today it became known about the shelling of the village of Luhansk and nearby villages. In particular, a kindergarten and a railway depot came under fire from the separatists.
According to the military, the intensity of the shelling has increased significantly today. Since the beginning of the day, almost 30 violations of the silence regime have been recorded.
The separatists also state the intensified shelling by the Ukrainian armed forces.