Six members of the EU Parliament celebrate Ukraine’s independence in Donbas

August 27, 2021

This week, six members of the European Parliament made the trip to the Donetsk region to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union.

Hosted by the EU Advisory Mission, Mr Michael Gahler, Ms Viola von Cramon, Mr Petras Auštrevičius, Mr Andrius Kubilis, Mr Juozas Olekas, Ms Anna Fotyga, and Ms Ramona Strugariu visited EUAM’s field office in Mariupol to enquire about EU support to the civilian security sector in Eastern Ukraine.

The MEPs discussed with the regional police commander the challenges related to the proximity to the line of contact, including smuggling and organised crime. They also visited the Mariupol seaport as EUAM will soon increase its Integrated Border Management advice to law enforcement agencies operating in the port.