Volodymyr Zelenskyy issued honorary awards to the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who are holding back the Russian army from advancing to Ukraine.
"Bakhmut Fortress. Our people. Unconquered by the enemy. Who with their bravery prove that we will endure and will not give up what’s ours. Ukraine is proud of you. I am proud of you! Thank you for the courage, resilience and strength shown in repelling the enemy attacks."