Zelenskiy visits southern Ukraine, meets Danish prime minister

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Videos posted online by Zelenskiy’s office showed the president greeting Frederiksen with a handshake on a snowy road before entering a hospital where they met soldiers wounded in the invasion of Russia.

“It is important that our fighters can undergo not only physical, but also psychological rehabilitation,” Zelenskiy wrote on the Telegram messaging app. “I am grateful to all the medical workers who take care of the health of our defenders. I wish them a speedy recovery!”

The two leaders also visited the Mykolaiv Commercial Seaport, where they saw oil storage tanks hit by Russian enemy missiles and drones, and a heating point equipped with a purification and distribution unit of water under a project implemented with Danish aid.

Zelenskiy thanked Frederiksen for the help given by Denmark, whose defense ministry said earlier this month that the country would give 19 French-made Caesar howitzer artillery systems to Ukraine.

The President said he had also met with local officials while in the Mykolaiv region, which has often been under attack by Russian forces since the invasion 11 months ago.

“The region is heroically withstanding all terrorist attacks (Russian forces). During the visit, I held a meeting on the current situation in the region,” he wrote.

“We discussed the operational situation in southern Ukraine, the consequences of Russia’s missile and drone attacks.”

The talks also covered the state of the region’s energy infrastructure and the region’s long-term recovery, Zelenskiy said.

(Reporting by Max Hunder; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Timothy Heritage)

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