The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky met with relatives of soldiers killed during the fighting in the ATO area / OOS, the press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine.

“During the meeting discussed a number of issues currently faced by combatants, their families and friends, the families of the deceased Ukrainian heroes. In particular, participants exchanged views on the amendments to the law on the status of veterans and their social guarantees. Relatives of the military appealed to the President to support changes to the legislation, developed in conjunction with the relevant Ministry, family members of fallen soldiers, community organizations and activists,” reads the message on the official website of the President of Ukraine on Monday

The participants also expressed the need worthy of honoring the memory of fallen soldiers and discussed the possibility of celebrating next year at the state level, August 29, the Day of memory of defenders of Ukraine who died in the struggle for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state.

The head of state said he was ready to support these initiatives.

“When the bill is finalized and forwarded to the Verkhovna Rada, I’m willing to give it the status of emergency, for Parliament quickly to consider and adopt”, – assured the President of Ukraine.