At the meeting with administrative and business activists of the region, the President noted that he knew Hennadiy Moskal for a long time as "Ukrainian with a capital "U" who had worked at various posts in the government of different regions "from Zakarpattia to Luhansk and Crimea". The Head of State characterized new governor as a person who "is fully devoted to the case, knows how to work 24 hours a day and fears nothing and nobody". "Such an experienced manager is just what the Donbas needs now," the President said, Censor.NET reports citing the press service.
The Head of State informed that he had just visited Donetsk region where the first, the second and the third defense lines are being built under his order and a "powerful sanitary defense is being created to prevent terrorists and diversionists from interfering into the peaceful life of Ukrainians". The President emphasized that everything must be done to prepare the Ukrainian army to the winter and called for a precise coordination of actions between militaries, local government and the Cabinet of Ministers in order to restore normal life in the territories damaged by the actions of militants.
The Head of State particularly noted the activity of Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services Volodymyr Groysman who is responsible for the restoration of infrastructure of the Donbas and "selflessly and professionally works in the Government". The President called on Hennadiy Moskal to promptly solve the existing problems in coordination with the Government.
The Head of State also addressed Chief of the General Staff Viktor Muzhenko with a request to provide support to H. Moskal in case of need and consider the possibility of deploying two military brigades in Severodonetsk and Lysychansk on a permanent basis.
As an example of prompt solution to the issues, the President mentioned the approval of the decision suggested by H. Moskal on changes to the boundaries of certain districts of Luhansk region by the Parliament.
Hennadiy Moskal expressed gratitude to the President for the trust. He noted that Severodonetsk had become a capital of Luhansk region. He informed that regional state administration was open and had restored normal functioning. New governor asked the President to facilitate the restoration of bank activity. "We will pay pensions and salaries in places where there is the Ukrainian government," the President answered.
First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Hennadiy Zubko was also present at the meeting.