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Zelenskyy visits Donetsk region, inspects fortification construction

Zelenskyy visits Donetsk region, inspects fortification construction Photo: President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrived in the Donetsk region. He visited the wounded Ukrainian defenders and inspected the construction of fortifications.

Zelenskyy visits the military who are undergoing treatment in the medical company of the 95th separate airborne assault brigade. The President spoke with the soldiers and awarded them with state awards.

"Thank you for your service and defense of Ukraine! Our country is proud to have such warriors. We appreciate the work of our medics. Thank you for making every effort for the sake of the lives of our soldiers, for treating our fighters and serving Ukraine," the Head of State says.


Zelenskyy holds a meeting on the security and protection of people in the Donetsk region. The President listened to reports from the head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Vadym Filashkin, General Yurii Sodol, and heads of the Security Service of Ukraine and National Police.

The Head of State also inspects the construction of fortifications.

Chasiv Yar

The President also visited one of the command posts of the 41st Separate Mechanized Brigade defending Chasiv Yar.

"I spoke with the soldiers and received a briefing from the commander on the operational situation in the brigade's area of responsibility as well as the construction of defensive lines. I presented the defenders with awards," Zelenskyy says.

Situation at frontline

Recently, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyi, stated that the situation in eastern Ukraine has escalated.

According to him, Russia is stepping up its efforts by deploying new armored units, which periodically achieve tactical success.

In general, after the capture of Avdiivka, the Russian troops continue to put pressure in this direction and have also intensified assaults in the Chasiv Yar area. According to Syrskyi, the Russians were ordered to capture Chasiv Yar by May 9.