President Zelensky surprises Ukrainian teen who was hospitalized saving her little brother

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By Carina Murphy

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been checking in on his brave citizens.

The leader stopped by a Kyiv hospital on Thursday to visit a wounded 16-year-old girl who was injured while saving her little brother's life.

In a video shared by CBS News on Twitter, Zelensky, 44, can be seen delivering a bouquet of flowers to teen hero Katya Vlasenko

The star-struck girl is speechless at the sight of her president, who asks her how she is doing and says: "It's not easy for us all but we are doing everything right."

After she has gotten over her initial shock, Katya tells Zelensky that he is very popular on the social media platform TikTok, saying: "Everyone on TikTok supports us."

The news makes Zelensky smile. "We have occupied TikTok?" he jokes, at which everyone laughs. Katya goes on to explain that they have, since everything on the social media platform is about him.

According to CBS, the teenager was "hospitalized after saving her little brother's life."

This is not the first time that Zelensky has taken time to visit wounded Ukrainians in hospital.

Two weeks ago, he stopped by a military hospital in Kyiv to see injured servicemen and hand out medals of bravery. According to MailOnline, he awarded 106 servicemen the title "Heroes of Ukraine", with 17 awards given posthumously to soldiers who had passed away.

In a clip of the visit from NBC News, Zelensky can be seen in army kit handing out medals, taking selfies, and talking with the recovering soldiers.

He also made a speech to the injured men. Per an English translation of a tweet posted by the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, he told them: "Guys, get well soon. I believe that the best gift for your statement will be our common victory!"

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Ukrainian President Zelensky visiting an injured Ukrainian serviceman in a military hospital in Kyiv. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

If you would like to know how you can support the Ukrainian people at this time, click HERE to find a list of organizations and groups dedicated to helping those affected by this crisis.

Featured Image Credit: Alfredas Pliadis / Alamy

President Zelensky surprises Ukrainian teen who was hospitalized saving her little brother

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By Carina Murphy

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been checking in on his brave citizens.

The leader stopped by a Kyiv hospital on Thursday to visit a wounded 16-year-old girl who was injured while saving her little brother's life.

In a video shared by CBS News on Twitter, Zelensky, 44, can be seen delivering a bouquet of flowers to teen hero Katya Vlasenko

The star-struck girl is speechless at the sight of her president, who asks her how she is doing and says: "It's not easy for us all but we are doing everything right."

After she has gotten over her initial shock, Katya tells Zelensky that he is very popular on the social media platform TikTok, saying: "Everyone on TikTok supports us."

The news makes Zelensky smile. "We have occupied TikTok?" he jokes, at which everyone laughs. Katya goes on to explain that they have, since everything on the social media platform is about him.

According to CBS, the teenager was "hospitalized after saving her little brother's life."

This is not the first time that Zelensky has taken time to visit wounded Ukrainians in hospital.

Two weeks ago, he stopped by a military hospital in Kyiv to see injured servicemen and hand out medals of bravery. According to MailOnline, he awarded 106 servicemen the title "Heroes of Ukraine", with 17 awards given posthumously to soldiers who had passed away.

In a clip of the visit from NBC News, Zelensky can be seen in army kit handing out medals, taking selfies, and talking with the recovering soldiers.

He also made a speech to the injured men. Per an English translation of a tweet posted by the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, he told them: "Guys, get well soon. I believe that the best gift for your statement will be our common victory!"

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Ukrainian President Zelensky visiting an injured Ukrainian serviceman in a military hospital in Kyiv. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

If you would like to know how you can support the Ukrainian people at this time, click HERE to find a list of organizations and groups dedicated to helping those affected by this crisis.

Featured Image Credit: Alfredas Pliadis / Alamy