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EU Commissioner Christos Stylianides to visit Ukraine on Feb 20-21

EU Commissioner Christos Stylianides to visit Ukraine on Feb 20-21EU Commissioner Christos Stylianides, who is in charge of humanitarian assistance and crisis management, will visit Ukraine on February 20-21.

"During his two-day visit, the Commissioner will be visiting two EU-funded humanitarian projects in Eastern Ukraine, meeting EU humanitarian partners and workers, and speaking to those benefitting from the projects," the EU Delegation to Ukraine said in a press statement issued on Thursday.

He will also meet with local officials in eastern Ukraine, including the governor of Donetsk region Pavlo Zhebrivsky.

"The visit of the Commissioner comes in light of an upsurge in fighting in eastern Ukraine which has affected tens of thousands of people, especially those living along the 'line of contact'," the EU Delegation said.

On February 21, Commissioner Stylianides is also scheduled to meet in Kyiv senior representatives of Ukrainian authorities. "The discussion will focus on the current humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine and the way how the EU can help with addressing the needs of the affected population," the statement reads.
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