Ukrainian president makes surprise visit to Bakhmut

Honored to be among heroes today, says Volodymyr Zelenskyy


President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday made a surprise visit to Bakhmut, the industrial Ukrainian city which has been the epicenter of fighting for months.

“I am honored to be here today to award our heroes. To shake hands and thank them for protecting the sovereignty of our country,” Zelenskyy said on Telegram.

He also shared a video of his visit to the Ukrainian positions, in which he is shown addressing soldiers and awarding medals.

“Glory to each and every one who is now fighting for Ukraine! May the memory of all those who sacrificed their lives for our independence be blessed,” the Ukrainian leader added.

Bakhmut is a large transport and logistics hub in Ukraine’s Donetsk, part of the largely Russian-speaking industrialized Donbas region.

Evgeny Prigozhin, head of the Wagner paramilitary group involved in Russia’s “special military operation,” claimed earlier this month that the city had almost been encircled.​​​​​​​


  1. Putler sends on of his clones to Mariupol accompanied by his usual gang of actors. Zelensky visits Bakhmut, that the orcs claim to have surrounded. One is a man, the other is a spineless cowardly terrorist.

    • “Putler sends on of his clones to Mariupol accompanied by his usual gang of actors.”

      In the dead of night, no less.

  2. I’m not a fan of Zelensky, and he surely is no XL soldier like Petro Poroshenko, but he makes Putin look like a clown. Is that not ironic and embarrassing at the same time. I mean Putin looks like an old opa who had been temporarily released from his senior home in comparison. No more horse riding, asthma spray and driving around a car instead…

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