President Zelensky visits the ruined frontline city of Bakhmut and gives medals to soldiers
Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian President, visited Bakhmut in Ukraine, where there is still fierce fighting raging on.
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 UK’s Ministry of Defence, the Ukrainian forces launched a counter-attack in the west of the city.
Zelensky’s visit comes after Russian forces attacked Ukrainian cities on Tuesday night, March 21, killing at least four people in a drone strike near the capital.
The Ukrainian leader thanked troops around Bakhmut for their defense of the city and country, a statement by his office said.
“I am honoured to be here today,” the Ukrainian president told his servicemen, “in the east of our country, in Donbas, and to award our heroes, to thank you, to shake your hands.”