The Ukrainian president approaches the front line to check on the situation of his troops

Zelenski reviews Ukrainian forces on the border with Russia

photo_camera PHOTO/UKRANIAN PRESIDENCY - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reviews his troops in the town of Sumy

Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelenski today reviewed Ukrainian security forces units protecting the border with Russia in Sumy province in northeastern Ukraine, the president's office said in a statement. 

The visit comes days after Russia's massive shelling of the province, which was partially occupied by Russian troops at the beginning of the full-scale invasion and fully liberated by Ukrainian forces in April 2022. 

According to the statement, Zelensky verified the "work of the units of the Ukrainian Border Guard Service on the border with the aggressor state" and took an interest in the work of the units protecting this area.

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During his trip to Sumy, the President also took part in the commemoration of the first anniversary of the battle of Okhtyrka against the Russian army and the liberation of Trostyanets by Ukrainian forces.  

Zelensky decorated soldiers and civil servants who took part in this event comes after the President travelled days ago to several regions in the south, east and north-east of the country to see first-hand the situation on the front line and developments in the territories recaptured by the Ukrainian army.