Volodymyr Zelensky announced that the Ukrainian army had recaptured nearly 6,000 square kilometers from Russian forces.

Volodymyr Zelensky announced that the Ukrainian army had recaptured nearly 6,000 square kilometers of territory from the Russians.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that the Ukrainian army has captured nearly 6,000 square kilometers of territory controlled by Russian forces since launching a counteroffensive in early September.

“Since the beginning of September, our soldiers have already liberated 6,000 square kilometers of Ukrainian territory in the east and south, and we are still making progress”Mr. Zelensky said in a video broadcast Facebook social network.

The President of Ukraine thanked the three military units separately, which he praised “Courage” The move, taken together, would result in Ukraine’s biggest territorial gains since the withdrawal of Russian forces from the outskirts of Kiev in late March.

The Ukrainian military was the first to announce a counteroffensive in the south A lightning advance in the Kharkiv regionBordering Russia in the country’s northeast, Moscow’s soldiers were forced to retreat to other positions.

It claims victory in the Kherson (southern) region on the border with Russia-occupied and annexed Crimea, as well as in eastern regions controlled by pro-Russian separatists since 2014.

Earlier in the day, the Ukrainian military said it had captured 500 square kilometers of territory from Russian forces in two weeks of counter-offensives in the Kherson (south) region, the first quantitative assessment of Ukrainian gains. “Our wins in the last two weeks have been very solid.”, the South’s military spokeswoman Natalia Houmeniouk told reporters. In particular, it announced the liberation of Vysokopilia, Pilohirka, Souky Stavok and Myroliopivka.

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These 500 square kilometers, a fact we could not immediately verify, added to the roughly 3,000 square kilometers — the size of the French sector of the Rhône — claimed and confirmed last night by the Ukrainian military. British Intelligence this morning.

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