President Zelensky visits the ruined city of Bakhmut and presents medals to soldiers (photos/video)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the town of Bakhmut, Ukraine, where heavy fighting is raging.
The war-torn city has become a focal point of the war as Russia has been trying to capture it for months.
According to the British Ministry of Defense (MoD), Ukrainian forces recently launched a counterattack west of the city.
Zelensky’s visit comes after Russian forces attacked Ukrainian towns on Tuesday evening March 21, killing at least four people in a drone strike near the capital.
The Ukrainian leader thanked the troops around Bakhmut for their defense of the city and the country, according to a statement from his office.
“I am honored to be here today,” the Ukrainian president told his military, “in the east of our country, in the Donbass, and to reward our heroes, to thank you, to shake your hand “.
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Zelensky to Bakhmut
“It is my honor to be here today and to reward our heroes. To shake hands and thank you for protecting the sovereignty of our State.”
— Getty 🇺🇦 (@slavaukrainewin) March 22, 2023
President Zelensky arrived in eastern Ukraine today to reward heroes who defend their homeland.
Online sources say the president came to Konstantinivka, not far from Bakhmut. pic.twitter.com/1OmjxYBh91
— Dimitri (@wartranslated) March 22, 2023