Volodymyr Zelenskyy, president of Ukraine, recently declared that two villages recaptured by Ukrainian forces close to Kharkiv, Artemivka and Vasylenkovo, under the counter-offensive launched on August 29 2022. It is an outstanding achievement for the Ukrainian armed forces, whose primary objective is to recapture territories occupied by Russia.
According to Zelenskyy, over 2,000 kilometres of Ukraine have been liberated under the ongoing operations since September. He said, “Our forces are still moving in different directions on the front. It is the best option for the Russian army to turn back as there is no place for occupiers in Ukraine, and Russians are experts in showing their backs battlefield.
The Ukrainian military is tight-lipped about the actual locations and events; even though numerous stories are available on the internet, it’s still not confirmed which larger towns have been liberated. Recently, the headquarters warned that the information about the settlements Izyum, Kupyansk and Lysychansk is not verified or may not be accurate.
On Friday night in Kharkiv, explosions were heard as Russian forces announced their withdrawal from Izyum, Balakliia, and Kupyansk, captured by Russian troops during the ongoing invasion. The missiles were launched from the Russian Belgorod region, with two of them hitting the country’s second-largest city.
Zelensky explained that the future of Europe and the entire world relies on the upcoming winter because Russia can do anything to break Ukraine’s resistance. For this reason, sanctions on Moscow must be maintained, and the Ukrainian army needs regular weapons supplies.
Zaporizhzhia’s nuclear power plant operators completely shut down due to continuous bombing from both sides. The sixth reactor of the plant was disconnected from the power grid at 3:41 am. According to Ukrinform, preparations are being conducted to cool it down and place it in a cold state.
The world bank verified the damage caused by Russian aggression in Ukraine. As of September 11, the amount is more than 340 billion dollars. Denys Shmyhal, Ukrainian prime minister, expects almost 105 billion dollars to recover the nation. The amount can increase as the war continues.