Zelensky met with Ukrainian soldiers in Luhansk region / Photo from president.gov.ua

New Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has paid his first working visit to Donbas, eastern Ukraine, during which he inspected Ukrainian army positions in the village of Stanytsia Luhanska and the town of Schastia, both in Luhansk region.

The president met with members of Ukraine's Joint Forces, asked them about living conditions, the quality of food, equipment, social package, staffing, the official presidential website said.

"In Stanytsia Luhanska, the president visited the front line positions, in particular an observation post and dugouts. The enemy's nearest position is 400 meters away," it said.

The president stressed the need to ensure better conditions for the army. "The conditions for the military who defend Ukraine should be normal," he said while inspecting the living conditions of Ukrainian soldiers.

In addition, the president heard an update by Commander of the Joint Forces, Lieutenant-General Oleksandr Syrsky on the situation in the Joint Forces Operation zone.

Newly appointed Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Lieutenant-General Ruslan Khomchak was also present.