Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the frontline positions of the 65th separate mechanized brigade near the village of Robotyne, Zaporizhzhya Oblast, according to his Feb. 4 Facebook post.
He spoke with the soldiers and presented them with state awards.
"It is an honor to be here today. To support and honor the soldiers. They have a difficult, decisive mission on their shoulders - to repel the enemy and defend Ukraine."
Zelenskyy also received a report on the situation in the sector from the commander of the Zaporizhzhia operational group of troops, Volodymyr Horbatiuk, the presidential office reported.
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry confirmed the liberation of the village of Robotyne in Zaporizhzhya Oblast by the Ukrainian military on Aug. 28. Ukrainian forces have been advancing further towards the Novodanylivka-Verbove area in southern Ukraine.
The village is of strategic importance. It lies on the road from Orikhiv to occupied Tokmak, which is considered the logistical center of the Russian army. Robotyne is located about 20 kilometers from the town.
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces regularly reports attempts by Russian troops to retake Robotyne.
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