Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, has visited the city of Mykolaiv and thanked its residents for their patriotism and counteraction against separatism.

"I convey my best regards to residents of Mykolaiv city, who stopped the 'poison' of separatism, the Russian Federation was trying to spread. Due to your patriotism and love for Ukraine, no one could do it. The 79th airmobile brigade of Mykolaiv city became famous, as well. Glory to our Heroes!" posted Petro Poroshenko on his Facebook page.