Zelensky entrega medalla de soldado en el Día Nacional de la Fuerza Aérea en Ucrania devastada por la guerra

UKRAINIAN President Zelensky presents medals to a soldier as he marks the nation’s National Air Force Day.

The heroic leader, 44, presented the “Golden Star” award to soldiers fighting Rusia como el guerra en ucrania passed six months as he declared them Heroes of Ucraniathe nation’s highest honour.

President Zelensky presents medals to a soldier as he marks the nation’s National Air Force Day

President Zelensky presents medals to a soldier as he marks the nation’s National Air Force DayCrédito: AFP
Zelensky said: 'All those who defend our airspace have turned out to be much more professional, braver and more motivated'

Zelensky said: ‘All those who defend our airspace have turned out to be much more professional, braver and more motivatedCrédito: AFP

He also presented medals in war-torn Kyiv to the families of fallen soldiersholding a moment of silence in their honour.

The embattled leader said: “Ukrainian pilots, anti-aircraft fighters and all those who defend our airspace have turned out to be much more professional, braver and more motivated”.

This comes as Russian soldiers surrounded in Ukraine begged their defence minister to help them escape.

One of the trapped 200 filmed a social media message to General Sergei Shoigu claiming they had been “abandoned”.

The serviceman, who shielded his face, dicho: “The situation is really difficult.

I hope you hear this and can work a way for us to get out.”

Él dijo: “We have been left, abandonado. I am now in Kherson.

His brigade was cut off when Ucrania blew up a bridge on July 27 as they attempted to reclaim the southern city of Kherson.

Zelensky also presented medals in war-torn Kyiv to the families of fallen soldiers - holding a moment of silence in their honour

Zelensky also presented medals in war-torn Kyiv to the families of fallen soldiersholding a moment of silence in their honourCrédito: AFP