Russia, Ukrainestarted to lose the occupied territories in the Donbass region with the counterattack of Ukraine. Thereupon, Russia, which attacked other points in Ukraine, launched missile attacks on Kharkov, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Dnipropetrovsk and Sumi regions in the east of the country. While many civilians were damaged by the attacks, almost all electricity networks and civilian infrastructures in the region were also damaged.
EXPERIENCES POWER OUTLETS
In Zaporizhia, Dnipropetrovsk and Sumi, it was announced that Russian missiles damaged the power lines in general, while electricity was completely cut off in Kharkov and Donetsk regions due to missile attacks. Criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s words that Russians and Ukrainians are one people in the face of the attacks, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenski said, “There are deliberate missile attacks on civilian and important infrastructure. There are no military facilities here. There is no electricity in all of Kharkov and Donetsk. Zaporizhia, “There are problems with electrical currents in Dnipropetrovsk and Sumi. Do you still think we are ‘one people’?” said. Defending that the Russians are threatening the Ukrainian people with gas, energy, food and water, Zelenski once again stated that the Ukrainians will stand together and will not surrender to the Russians.
UKRAINIAN SOLDIERS’ PROGRESS IN HARKOV CONTINUES
Zelenski announced on the 200th day of the war 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 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.