UKRAINIAN President Zelensky presents medals to a soldier as he marks the nation’s Nationwide Air Pressure Day.
He additionally offered medals in war-torn Kyiv to the households of fallen troopers – holding a second of silence of their honour.
The embattled chief stated: “Ukrainian pilots, anti-aircraft fighters and all those that defend our airspace have turned out to be far more skilled, braver and extra motivated”.
This comes as Russian troopers surrounded in Ukraine begged their defence minister to assist them escape.
One of many trapped 200 filmed a social media message to General Sergei Shoigu claiming that they had been “deserted”.
The serviceman, who shielded his face, stated: “The scenario is admittedly tough.
“I hope you hear this and may work a approach for us to get out.”
He stated: “We have now been left, deserted. I’m now in Kherson.”