Ukraine’s President Zelenskiy Visits Donbas

Ukraine’s President Zelenskiy Visits Donbas
Ukraine’s President Zelenskiy Visits Donbas

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he was visiting eastern Ukraine on Thursday, following a rise in tension with Russia over a long-running conflict.


“As the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, I want to be with our soldiers in the tough times in #Donbas. Going to the locations of the escalation,” Zelenskiy wrote on Twitter.

Russian forces increase their presence near the border between Ukraine and Russia, and Kyiv has raised the alarm over a build-up of Russian forces.

Russia says the troop movements are defensive.

Zelenskiy called on NATO on Tuesday to lay out a Ukraine path to join the Western military alliance.

Ukraine accuses Russia of annexing Crimea while Russia has denied sending troops and heavy weapons to Donbass.