Volodymyr Zelensky did not come to Washington empty-handed. Invited by Joe Biden to the White House this Wednesday on the occasion of a historic visit, the Ukrainian president presented a symbolic object to his American counterpart after talking with him in the Oval Office. It is a medal, and more specifically a cross of military merit, given to him the day before by a Ukrainian soldier while he was traveling to the front in Bakhmout.
Volodymyr Zelensky called the captain operating an American rocket launcher system “true hero”. “He told me ‘Give it to the President’“, said the Ukrainian president, handing Joe Biden the decoration stored in a box lined with velvet. This was accompanied by a letter, written by the soldier in Ukrainian and translated into English.