Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday made an unexpected trip to Bakhmut, a city in the eastern Donetsk region where some of the bloodiest fighting is taking place. Zelensky spokesman Sergii Nykyforov said in a Facebook post the president had visited “the front positions of one of the mechanized brigades.” It was not immediately clear where exactly he visited. Photos posted to his Telegram account showed Zelensky shaking hands with soldiers and distributing medals. Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Defense, Hanna Maliar, also appeared to be in the city, according to images posted by the ministry on Telegram.