President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday that Ukrainian forces had retaken 6,000 square km of territory captured by Russia since earlier this month, Reuters reported.
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“From the beginning of September until today, our fighters have liberated more than 6,000 square km of Ukrainian territory in the south and east,” Zelensky said in his daily video message. “The advances of our forces continue.”
Ukraine’s commander-in-chief, General Valery Zalujny, said on Sunday that his troops had moved 3,000 square km this month.
The United States estimates that Russia Large ceding of captured areas near Kharkov A number of retreating Russian soldiers have also left Ukraine and crossed the border back into Russia, a senior US military official said on Monday.
“Overall, we assess that the Ukrainians are making progress in their fight to liberate and recover territory in the south and east,” the US military official told reporters on condition of anonymity.
“On the ground, near Kharkiv, we estimate that Russian forces have largely surrendered their gains to the Ukrainians and retreated north and east. Many of these forces have moved across the border into Russia.
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