Ukrainian army breaks through Russian line, Zelensky: “2 thousand square kilometers recovered”. Moscow: “Relocation”

Ukrainian army breaks through Russian line, Zelensky: “2 thousand square kilometers recovered”.  Moscow: “Relocation”

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The Ukrainian army’s counter-offensive broke the Russian first line of defense in the south-east of the country, forcing Moscow’s armed forces to retreat several kilometers.

Author: Antonio Palma

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The big Ukrainian army counteroffensive broke through the front line and broke through the first Russian defense line in the south-east of the country, forcing the Moscow Armed Forces in retreat in many places. Zelensky and the Kiev armed forces rejoice as Moscow and the pro-Russians, while admitting that they had to retreat for tens of kilometers, leaving several cities to the Ukrainians, speak of a simple strategic retreat for a better “repositioning” and aiming at the conquest of the entire Donbass.

Since the start of the offensive in September, Kiev troops reconquered “two thousand square kilometers of territory” announced the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, in his customary nightly address to the nation. “These days, the Russian army is doing its best, showing its back. And in the end, it is a good choice for them to escape. There is and will not be room for the occupiers in Ukraine,” Zelensky said. , adding: “However, I emphasize once again: if any of the Russian soldiers or men of the security forces are afraid to return to Russia now, we guarantee that all those detained by our soldiers will be treated in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.”

Kiev’s armed forces liberated the eastern Ukrainian city of Kupiansk, which had been occupied by the Russians on February 27, three days after the invasion. This is a huge blow for Moscow because it is located along the Donbass frontline supply routes. Ukrainian troops are also enter Izyum after forcing Russian troops who had occupied it for more than 5 months to withdraw. “We have just started to evacuate the city. The first military units have arrived,” an official involved in the operation to liberate the strategic eastern city told CNN.

“The situation is very difficult, in the last two weeks the cities have been under constant bombardment by Ukrainian forces, with foreign ammunition, which has caused a large number of deaths and injuries”, admitted the pro-Russians, confirming the withdrawal of Russian troops from Izyum, Kupiansk, Shevchenkovo​ and Balakliya and civilian evacuation operations in Russia.

This is the first admission of military difficulties on the Russian side in the face of the Ukrainian counteroffensive, but one that the Kremlin is trying to downplay. “Russian troops are reorganizing near Balakliya and Izyum,” in the Kharkiv region, “to increase efforts towards Donetsk so as to achieve the objectives of the special military operation to liberate Donbass,” Moscow’s Defense Ministry said, quoted by Interfax, after Ukrainian forces announced that they had broken in front.

Source: Fan Page IT