President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the headquarters of Ukrainian defense forces in Kupyansk to award the soldiers.

“I thank the soldiers for their service and protection of our country! I wish you victory, to be strong and not to lose the initiative,” he said.

The President visited the command post together with Head of the Presidential Office Andriy Yermak and Commander of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Syrskyi.

The Kupyansk direction is one of the most challenging, as representatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have repeatedly stated. Every day, there are military clashes in this area, in particular, as of November 29, there were 7 of them, but Ukrainian defenders repel the attempts of the occupiers.

Earlier, Volodymyr Fitio, head of the public relations service of the Ground Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said that the Russians’ goal was to surround Kupyansk again, as the city is an important logistics center through which combat kits and provisions were supplied to the occupation army.

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