Russia The 200th day of the attacks launched by President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine under the name of “military operation” on February 24 has entered.
While the Ukrainian army managed to repel the attacks with its resistance in many regions for months, Russia took control of some lands. Attacking in the direction of Kherson and Kharkov, Ukrainian troops have regained control of more than 3,000 square kilometers from the Russians since the beginning of September, according to the Kyiv administration.
President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky In his statement on the 200th day of the war, he announced that the settlement of Chkalovske in the Kharkov region was taken back from the Russians.
Zelenski said, “Another free settlement. The Ukrainian flag was returned to Chkalovske in the Kharkov region. This will be the case everywhere. We will expel the invaders from every city and village of Ukraine,” he said. Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, the Commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said, “We have started to advance in the direction of Kharkov not only to the south and east, but also to the north. There are 50 kilometers from the Russian state border.” Zaluzhnyi stated that since the beginning of September, more than 3 thousand square kilometers of land has been recaptured from the Russians.
RUSSIA WITHDRAWAL FROM IZYUM
The withdrawal of the Russian army from the city of Izyum was interpreted in the Western media as “the biggest defeat since the withdrawal of Russian forces from the capital Kiev in March”. It was stated that thousands of Russian soldiers left their ammunition and equipment while retreating.