President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the defender for the liberation of Klishchiivka Donetska, which is located near Bakhmut.

He said this on September 17 during his traditional address to Ukrainians.

In his address, Zelenskyy thanked all the soldiers who are defending the Russian occupiers at the front Ukraine him.

"And today I would especially like to note the soldiers who, step by step, are returning what is theirs to Ukraine in the Bakhmut area. The 80th Brigade of the Air Assault Forces, the 5th Separate Assault Brigade, the glorious 95th and Joint Assault Brigade of the National Police "Lyut". Klishchiivka! Well done!" the president said.

Zelenskyy also thanked the pilots and engineers of the Air Force, soldiers of mobile fire groups, and all our anti-aircraft gunners for repelling the Russian missile attack on the morning of September 17.