On St. Nicholas Day, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the National Children's Specialized Hospital "Okhmatdyt" to talk to children undergoing rehabilitation after injuries caused by Russian terrorist shelling of Ukraine.
The Head of State inquired about the children's health, hobbies and biggest dreams.
"The main thing is to make children feel happy, to make all your wishes and dreams come true. We are fighting every day for you to live in a peaceful, independent Ukraine," the President said.
In particular, Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke with Kseniya Verbytska, who was injured as a result of a missile attack in Chernihiv, and Maryna Ponomariova from Kherson region, who is undergoing rehabilitation after being wounded by an enemy shell explosion.
Last year, Volodymyr Zelenskyy recorded a video birthday greeting for Maryna Ponomariova, in which he promised to meet the girl in person. Maryna became the first child with a war injury to receive a prosthetic in Ukraine.
The Head of State spoke with Kateryna and Yulia Iorgu. The girls were wounded as a result of a missile attack on the Kramatorsk railway station. Their mother was killed. Yelyzaveta Nadtochiy and Bohdan Yalovytskyi, with whom the President also spoke, are undergoing scheduled rehabilitation at Okhmatdyt.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy congratulated the children on St. Nicholas Day and presented them with gifts.
The Head of State inspected modern equipment used for the rehabilitation of children.
Director General of Okhmatdyt Volodymyr Zhovnir handed over to the President toys made by the hospital's young patients.