KIEV, May 29. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky visited Khrakov and the Kharkov region on Sunday, head of his office Andrey Yermak wrote on his Telegram channel. However, the exact day of the visit was not indicated on the official Telegram channel on the presidential office.
According to the Ukrainian mass media, it was Zelensky’s first trip outside the Kiev region since the beginning of Russia’s special operation in Ukraine.
In Kharkov, he met with the Ukrainian military and held a meeting on the modernization of the housing sector.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in response to a request for help by the heads of the Donbass republics. He stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories, but aimed to demilitarize and denazify the country. When clarifying the unfolding developments, the Russian Defense Ministry reassured that Russian troops are not targeting Ukrainian cities, but are limited to surgically striking and incapacitating Ukrainian military infrastructure.
Now, several districts of the Kharkov region are controlled by the Russian army.