Selenskyj speaks after visiting the front in Bakhmut
Dhe President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy After visiting the frontline areas in the east of the country, he spoke of great suffering, but also of hope. He had visited the region around the embattled Bakhmut and the city of Kharkiv to get an idea of the situation. This Thursday, Zelenskyj is to be connected via video to an EU summit at which the Ukraine war will also be discussed.
Selenskyj after visiting the front: Hope can be felt
“It is painful to see the cities of Donbass, to which Russia has brought terrible suffering and ruin,” Zelenskyy said in his evening video address on Wednesday. There are “hourly air raid sirens, a constant threat of shelling, a constant threat to life.” But despite the severe destruction and suffering, there is hope in these areas. “You can feel them,” said Zelenskyj.
“We will do everything so that the blue and yellow colors can continue their liberation movement and normal life can return to our whole country, from Donetsk to the border,” he said, referring to the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
At the same time, Zelenskyi announced an answer Kievs to the recent Russian attacks on Ukrainian cities with combat drones. “We will definitely respond to any attack by the occupying forces on our cities,” said Zelenskyy. “We will respond to all Russian attacks militarily, politically and legally.”
During Russian attacks in various parts of the Ukraine According to information from Kiev, at least 14 people were killed on Wednesday. The press service of the Ukrainian army also reported 24 injuries.
Zelenskyi visits and honors “hero city” Kharkiv
Zelenskyj visited the big city on Wednesday Kharkiv in the northeast of the country and presented Mayor Ihor Terekhov with the insignia of a “Hero City of Ukraine”. With the award, Selenskyj acknowledged the residents’ resistance to Russian attacks in the previous year. “Kharkiv is a real hero city,” said Zelenskyj, according to the Unian news agency. “Thanks to the citizens, this beautiful city, along with other cities, defends our independence.”