(Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday he had visited two towns near the front of battles against the Russian army after meeting troops in Zaporizhzhya region.
“After that I went with the head of (my) office to the east. We were in Lysychansk and Soledar,” Zelenskiy said in his nightly video.
“I am proud of everybody I met, everyone I shook hands with, everyone with whom I connected with and had expressed my support.”
Lysychansk is in the Luhansk region and Soledar is in the Donetsk region — making up the Donbas, the focus Russia’s advances in eastern Ukraine.
(Reporting by Bogdan Kochubey, Writing by Ron Popeski; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)