May 29, 2023

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the headquarters of the Dnepr group of troops in the Kherson direction. This was reported on the Kremlin website.

At the headquarters, the head of state heard reports from Commander of the Airborne Forces (VDV), Colonel General Mikhail Teplinsky, Commander of the Dnepr Forces Group, Colonel General Oleg Makarevich, as well as other military leaders.

The President congratulated the servicemen on Easter and presented them with a copy of the icon, which belonged to “one of the most successful ministers of defense of the Russian Empire.”

Putin visited the Kherson region for the first time, this is his second trip to new regions of Russia.

In March, the president visited Mariupol – the head of state arrived in the city by helicopter, after which he traveled around several districts driving a car.

He also toured the coastline, the yacht club area, the theater building and memorial sites.

In addition, Putin spoke with local residents.

Subsequently, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin’s movements were not planned initially and occurred spontaneously.

According to him, initially the plan was only to visit a residential complex in the city – the president did not plan to communicate with local residents and visit them.

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