During a working trip to the Donetsk region, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the frontline positions of the Ukrainian defenders in Avdiivka.
The Head of State listened to the report of the commander of the "Donetsk" operational-tactical group regarding the situation in the area of his responsibility.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy talked with the servicemen of the marines, airborne assault, mechanized and artillery units and thanked them for their service.
"I have the honor to be here today, to thank you for your service, for defending our land, Ukraine, our families. Congratulations on the holidays, on Easter, I wish you only victory - this is what I wish for every Ukrainian, this is what is very important to all of us. I wish good health to all of you and your families, and I am sincerely grateful on behalf of every Ukrainian for the great path that you overcome every day," he said.
The memory of the fallen defenders was honored with a moment of silence.
The President presented the servicemen with state awards. The defenders received the Orders of Bohdan Khmelnytsky of the II and III degrees, as well as the Orders "For Courage" of the II and III degrees.
The military presented the Head of State with a military coin, a chevron and a plaque with the symbols of the 110th separate mechanized brigade.