泽伦斯基在饱受战争蹂躏的乌克兰国家空军日授予士兵奖章

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 俄罗斯 作为 乌克兰战争 passed six months as he declared them Heroes of 乌克兰the 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 Day信用: 法新社
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 motivated信用: 法新社

He also presented medals in war-torn 基辅 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, 说: “The situation is really difficult.

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

他说: “We have been left, 弃. I am now in Kherson.

His brigade was cut off when 乌克兰 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 honour信用: 法新社