Minister of Defense Valeriy Heletey and Chief of the General Staff Viktor Muzhenko reported to the President that the National flag of Ukraine had been raised over the city council of Sloviansk.
“Mr. President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief, your command to liberate Sloviansk from militants has been fulfilled. A minute ago, the National flag of Ukraine was raised over the city council of Sloviansk in front of the formation of Ukrainian soldiers,” the Minister of Defense said.
He also noted that the instruction of the President to restore the functioning of social services and police of the city of Sloviansk was being fulfilled. “We started to restore the life of the city,” V. Heletey added.
The Head of State congratulated the servicemen and instructed to grant decorations to soldiers who had approved themselves in the course of the liberation of Mykolaivka, Semenivka and Sloviansk.
Commanders of the Armed Forces also reported to the President on the current state of the CTO.
There is a reconnaissance company in Kramatorsk that checks whether the city is mine-studded in order to hold the military operation soon.
The President instructed to ensure maximum protection of civilians in the course of the liberation of cities and inhabited localities.
In Sloviansk, the mission on provision of humanitarian aid to everyone who needs it is being started.
In Mykolaivka, which was liberated from militants yesterday, temporary administration started functioning and head of the police was appointed.