Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a surprise visit to the frontline area in the southern province of Zaporizhia.
The Guardian reported that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had a surprise visit to the frontline area in the southern province of Zaporizhia on March 27. During this visit, Mr. Zelensky “surveyed several frontline areas, learned about the military situation, and presented rewards to soldiers”.
On his personal Telegram page, the President of Ukraine also posted a status about this special trip.
“I visited the operational headquarters of the Zaporizhia combat group. Here, I presented medals to soldiers of the security forces, national guards, national police, border guards, and other forces. “Ukraine state of emergency. Thank you for defending our country and territorial integrity. I wish you all the best. The final victory will surely come to us,” he said. Zelensky wrote.
On the occasion of his visit to Zaporizhia, President Zelensky had a meeting with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi to discuss the situation at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe.
This is the third front-line visit of the head of the Ukrainian government in just two weeks. Before that, Mr. Zelensky had a trip to Bakhmut and Kherson to check the combat situation and mobilize Ukrainian soldiers.
In Kherson, President Zelensky had a meeting with military commanders to discuss ways to deal with attacks from Russia. He also awarded medals to several soldiers for their outstanding achievements in the task of recapturing Kherson and defending this strategic city from Russian attacks.
In response, Ukrainian soldiers presented Zelensky with a badge and a map with a picture of the Crimean peninsula. In addition, Mr. Zelensky also received a special gift of a watch made from the wreckage of a destroyed Russian military cannon.
Zaporizhia is one of four Ukrainian provinces announced to be annexed by Russia in October last year. However, the Russian military has not yet controlled the entire territory of this province, especially in the capital city of Zaporizhia and the area of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.
Recently, the Ukrainian military has sent a force of soldiers and military equipment to this area to be ready for counterattacks to regain the territory. On March 27, Vladimir Rogov, a pro-Russian official in Zaporizhia confirmed that Ukraine has deployed 75,000 troops to the southern province to prepare for a battle plan in the near future.