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Volodymyr Zelensky visits Ukrainian troops defending Pakmut: “I have the honor to be here and decorate our heroes”

Volodymyr Zelensky visits Ukrainian troops defending Pakmut: “I have the honor to be here and decorate our heroes”
Bagmut was the scene of the longest and bloodiest battle since the Russian invasion

President of Ukraine Volodymyr ZelenskyVisited today Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Defenders of the city Bagmuthin the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, the President’s Office announced.

“I have the honor to be here today, in the east of our state, in the Donbass Praise our heroes”, Zelensky said to the troops in a video of the visit distributed by the presidential administration.

“Thank you for defending our state, our sovereignty and eastern Ukraine,” Zelensky said in a speech to his troops during the meeting, which took place inside an industrial warehouse, as can be seen on video.

Zelensky visited military positions near the city of Baghmut

Zelensky received information about the situation in the area, where Fierce fights For months the entire front observed a minute’s silence for all those who died in defense of this Ukrainian municipality, which Russia has been actively trying to do since the summer.

Ukrainian president hugs soldiers and takes photo Signed Battalion Flag They are a part of it.

On his trip to eastern Ukraine, Zelensky also visited Soldiers defending Buckmutt at the hospital receiving treatment. The president decorated military and wounded doctors there, thanked him for “protecting Ukraine” and wished him a “speedy recovery.”

Zelensky received information about the situation in the region, where heavy fighting has been going on for months along the entire front, and observed a minute’s silence with soldiers for all those who died in defense of this Ukrainian municipality.

According to the president’s statement, Zelensky was interested in the treatment they received at the hospital, which has a surgical unit and an intensive care unit.

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The Ukrainian leader emphasized the importance of the work of military doctors and thanked them for “healing the boys and girls on the front lines.”

Ukrainian soldiers take cover when a mortar shell fires at a forward position near Pakmut, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine on March 16, 2023. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura/File

Last week, the Chairman of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic Donetsk, Denis BushilinHe said that Ukrainian troops continue to offer resistance in Bagmut And kyiv doesn’t want to take them back.

“The situation in Artyomovsk is complex, difficult. We don’t see any signs that the enemy wants to withdraw his units or that (Ukrainian President) Volodymyr Zelensky wants to save them, which would be the most appropriate expression,” Bushilin told the channel. Russia-24 Russian State Television.

(with information from EFE)

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