A famous Ukrainian fighter known as “Da Vinci”, Dmytro Kotsyupylo, was killed in the battles of Bahmud, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced in a speech to the nation on Tuesday evening that heroes will not be forgotten, but not. Ukraine must resist whatever happens.
Volodymyr ZelenskyPhoto: Ukrinform/ABACA / Abaca Press / Profimedia
Dmitro Koţubailo is a well-known soldier in Ukraine who enlisted and fought against Russian troops since 2014, when he was a teenager, News.ro writes.
“Today, Dmytro Kozubylo, “Da Vinci”, hero of Ukraine, volunteer, human-icon, courageous man, was killed in action. He was a fighter of the 67th mechanized regiment, a battalion commander. He was killed in the battle near Bahmut in the war for Ukraine. Since 2014, he Defends our freedom and the dignity of our people. One of the youngest heroes of Ukraine. One of those who forever became the history, character and courage of Ukraine,” said Volodymyr Zelensky.
Dmytro “Da Vinci” Kotsubailo, Hero of Ukraine, died near Baghmut.
Dmytro began defending Ukraine in 2014, after the Revolution of Dignity, when he was 18 years old. He was severely wounded but returned to the front to fight for the freedom of his motherland.
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“For more than nine years, Ukrainian heroes have been fighting fierce battles for the country for the future of Ukraine. Their achievement is peace and relative safety in cities behind the front lines. Our hope in Ukraine’s victory is their resistance and strength,” Zelensky emphasized.
“Ukraine will always remember its heroes. Our memory of them will live on, and the enemies who came to Ukraine will perish,” the Ukrainian leader expressed his gratitude and thanks to all those fighting for Bahmut. “.
Zelensky’s words echo his reasoning In an interview with CNN The Ukrainian military continues to resist Bahmuth and refuses to withdraw.
President Zelensky warned in an interview with CNN that if Russian forces capture Bahmut, Russian forces will have a “free way” to capture other cities in Ukraine. “It’s tactical for us, we understand that after Bahmu, they can go further. They will have free access to other cities in Ukraine in the direction of Donetsk in the east of Ukraine,” he explained.
Ukraine’s president said on Monday he had instructed the army to find troops to bolster defenses in an eastern city under an ongoing siege that is draining both Ukrainian and Russian forces, despite rumors of an immediate withdrawal.
Zelensky also announces a new exchange of prisoners with Russia
“Glory to all those who gave Ukraine results in hard battles! Glory to every soldier, sergeant, officer and general who fought with their men!” Zelensky said in a message sent Tuesday evening.
“We are doing everything in our power to quickly liberate our country and put a historic end to attempts to deprive our state and people of their freedom. All the actions of our state and the activities of all those who help us are directed towards this goal,” the President of Ukraine assured his compatriots.
He also announced a new exchange of prisoners with Russia, and 130 Ukrainian soldiers were brought home. “Just as we remember every corner of our country under occupation, we remember every Russian prisoner. We will release them all,” the president promised.
At the same time, he instructed Ukrainian soldiers at the front to capture new prisoners of war in order to recover “transaction funds”. “For Ukraine, I thank all our front-line soldiers who realized how important it is for us to restore transfer funds. Whatever happens, we must endure. Whatever happens, we must remember all our heroes,” Zelensky concluded his message Tuesday evening.
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