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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky Visits Frontlines As War Rages



President Zelensky additionally visited the Donetsk area of Donbas and talked with servicemen.


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met troops on the frontlines in Donbas Sunday as heavy combating raged within the japanese industrial area that Moscow has targeted its forces on taking.

Zelensky visited command posts and frontline positions in Lysychansk, which sits throughout the Siverskyi Donets river from Severodonetsk, the place Ukrainian troops have been pushing again towards Russian forces who had earlier appeared on the verge of taking the strategic metropolis.

He additionally visited Bakhmut, to the southwest within the Donetsk area of Donbas, and talked with servicemen, the presidency stated.

“I want to thank you for your great work, for your service, for protecting all of us, our state. I am grateful to everyone,” he instructed them. “Take care of yourselves!”

On his working go to Zelensky “got himself acquainted with the operational situation on the frontline of defence,” the presidency stated.

“I am proud of everyone whom I met, whom I shook hands with, with whom I communicated, whom I supported,” Zelensky stated in his every day night deal with after his go to.

The president stated he additionally travelled to Zaporizhzhia within the southeast to fulfill with residents of Mariupol who had managed to depart the port metropolis that was destroyed by months of Russian bombardment.

“Each family has its own story. Most were without men,” he stated.

“Someone’s husband went to war, someone’s is in captivity, someone’s, unfortunately, died. A tragedy. No home, no loved one. But we must live for the children. True heroes –- they are among us.”

Zelensky’s journey to the battlefield gave him an vital firsthand view of navy operations and was a morale booster for his frontline troops, former Australian military basic Mick Ryan stated.

It additionally demonstrated “he has total trust in his army” and served to intensify the distinction between his management type and that of his Russian opponent Vladimir Putin.

“An important characteristic demonstrated by Zelensky is his willingness to take personal risk to visit soldiers in the field, and get his own sense of how military operations are unfolding,” Ryan tweeted Monday.

“This is a vital method that Zelensky differentiates himself from his adversary.

“I’m fairly certain that Putin won’t be accepting invites to go to the poorly fed and led — however effectively armed — Russian troops in Ukraine at any level within the close to future.”

Zelensky beforehand visited frontlines on the finish of May, whereas there isn’t any indication Putin has been wherever close to the battlefield since he launched his invasion.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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