Ukrainian president visits front-line positions in Avdiivka

Ukrainian president visits front-line positions in Avdiivka

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has visited the front-line positions of Ukrainian defenders in Avdiivka as part of his working trip to the Donetsk region.

That's according to the presidential press service, Ukrinform reports.

The head of state listened to a report by the commander of the Donetsk operational and tactical group regarding the situation in the area of his responsibility.

Zelensky talked with the servicemen of the marines, airborne assault, mechanized and artillery units and thanked them for their service.

"I have the honor to be here today, to thank you for your service, for defending our land, Ukraine, our families. Congratulations on the holidays, on Easter, I wish you only victory - this is what I wish for every Ukrainian, this is what is very important to all of us. I wish good health to all of you and your families, and I am sincerely grateful on behalf of every Ukrainian for the great path that you overcome every day," he said.

The memory of the fallen defenders was honored with a moment of silence.

The president presented the soldiers with state awards. The defenders received the Orders of Bohdan Khmelnytsky of the II and III degrees, as well as the Orders "For Courage" of the II and III degrees. The military presented the head of state with a military coin, a chevron and a plaque with the symbols of the 110th separate mechanized brigade.

Zelensky also published a video of his trip on Facebook.

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