Cat Joins Defense Minister at Ceremony Honoring Ukrainian Soldiers

Ukrainian Minster of Defense Oleksii Reznikov was joined by a cat as he honored troops outside a church in Moschun, near Kyiv, on April 22.

The village, located less than 3 miles (4.8 km) from Kyiv’s city limits, was heavily damaged as Russian forces attempted, unsuccessfully, to capture the Ukrainian capital. Ukrainian officials say it was battles in suburbs like Moschun that saved Kyiv.

On Friday, Reznikov recognized troops at a ceremony in Moschun, outside the Church of St John the Divine. Video released on his social media accounts showed he was joined by a white-furred feline at the event. Credit: Oleksii Reznikov via Storyful

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