The president’s office did not say when he made his latest trip to see troops.
Russian forces reached the outskirts of Mykolaiv in early March but were driven back.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy inspected damaged buildings when he visited the war-hit Mykolaiv region. Source: AP / Ukrainian Presidential Press Office
He also visited a hospital in Mykolaiv and awarded honours for bravery to Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych and governor Vitaliy Kim for their work during the four months of Russia’s invasion, his office said in separate statements.
His office later said Mr Zelenskyy had also visited National Guard positions in Odesa region, where he thanked the troops for their service, saying “As long as you live, there is a strong Ukrainian wall that protects our country.”
Russian assaults continue in Ukraine’s east
“When Ukraine fatigue is setting in, it is very important to show that we are with them for the long haul and we are giving them the strategic resilience that they need.”
“The Russians have thrown all their reserves in the direction of Severodonetsk and Bakhmut,” he said in an online post. “They are trying to establish full control over the regional centre and to cut the Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway. They’re having no success, they are dying en masse.”
Moscow says it is engaged in a “special military operation” to disarm its neighbour. Ukraine and its allies say Moscow has launched an unprovoked war of aggression, killing thousands of civilians and flattening cities.
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