City on the contact line: Zelenskyy greeted residents of Avdiivka on the 7th anniversary of the liberation of the city (PHOTOS)

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On July 30, Avdiivka markes the 7th anniversary of liberation from the occupiers. On this occasion, a number of events are taking place in the city. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who pays a working visit to Donbas has also visited them, UA informs.

“These dates in our history are important for tens of millions of people. For the city and for the entire country. For those who were born in this city and those who have never been here. This date is July 30th. On this day, exactly seven years ago, the city of Avdiivka was liberated from the invaders by the forces of the second battalion of the 93rd separate mechanized brigade and volunteers of the Right Sector” – the head of state said.

Avdiivka became the tenth city in the Donetsk region to be liberated by Ukrainian soldiers-defenders. After Mariupol, Slovyansk, Kramatorsk and other very important cities.

“Avdiivka was still one of the hottest spots for a long time and now remains at the forefront of Ukraine’s struggle against the Russian aggressor. Very close, in the Avdiivka industrial zone, despite the agreements, explosions and shootings continue” – Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.

Officials honored the memory of those who paid for this choice with their lives and died defending sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine with a moment of silence.

“Avdiivka today is a city on the line of fire that has chosen the line of freedom, the line of development and the line of our state – Ukraine” – the President stressed.

President also stressed that the final liberation of the city gave a powerful impetus to new projects. Today in Avdiivka the coke plant, which is the largest in Europe, is successfully operating and developing. Reconstruction and equipping of schools, kindergartens and hospitals is underway as well.

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