Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy arrived in Donbass after the aggravation of the situation on the contact line between Ukraine and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. This was reported by the press service of the president’s office.
“The President will visit the frontline positions, where the regime of comprehensive and permanent ceasefire has been systematically violated recently, and where Ukrainian defenders have been killed and wounded as a result of enemy shelling. Volodymyr Zelenskyy is going to Donbas as the Supreme Commander-in-Chief to communicate with the military and support the fighting spirit of the defenders. The President will meet with Ukrainian servicemen on the frontline.” – the statement reads.
As the situation in Eastern Ukraine is constantly worsening, President Zelensliy uses his chance to create an image of a bellicose leader. It is a necessary measure to save his reputation amid the war approaching, as he lost a big part of his support after forgetting his promises to stop war in Ukraine. Today, he has to show his people, he deserves to be followed and fought for.
Despite the on-going violations of the ceasefire agreements, there are deaths reported on a daily basis in Donbass.
On April 8, one DPR soldier was killed in shelling of Donetsk suburb with 120 mm mortars, according to DPR army statement.
On April 6, one teenager was reportedly killed, and one was wounded as a result of a mine explosion in the village of Slavianoserbske, LPR.
The same day, on April 6, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense announced the deaths of two Ukrainian soldiers.
The DPR Police Department reported a clash with the Ukrainian reconnaissance group near the village of Shumy, in Horlivka suburbs. A body of UAF soldier was found on the spot.
On April 3, death of a child was reported in the DPR. He was shot dead by a drone with an improvised explosive devise.
On March 26, four Ukrainian soldiers were killed as a result of shelling near the town of Shumi.
Despite a growing number of such reports from the Donbass region, all global media, Kiev’s European, American partners and even NATO leaders reacted only to deaths of Ukrainian soldiers, ignoring all other victims.