Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, said his country’s forces have retaken 6,000 square kilometers (2,400 square miles) of Russian-controlled territory in the south and east of the country. Ukrainian forces continued Press their counterattack in Kharkiv, seeking to control almost every province. Ukrainian forces headed north, reportedly recapturing towns all the way to the Russian border, and a video of a Ukrainian soldier was distributed in the center of the strategic city of Izyum.
Russian military commanders stopped sending new units to Ukraine after the counterattackArmed Forces General Staff, Ukraine on her Facebook page on Monday. The military command of the Russian Federation has stopped sending new, already formed units to the territory of Ukraine. The current situation in the theater of operations and the distrust of the high command forced a large number of volunteers to categorically refuse the prospect of serving in combat conditions. ”
Russian forces left behind stocks of ammunition and other supplies in the wake of Ukraine’s counter-offensive in the Kharkiv regionKyiv Independent Reports. The news site reported that the Russian soldiers threw their weapons on the ground when fleeing, while some jumped on stolen bicycles and tried to pass the locals. One analyst estimated that more than 300 vehicles, including tanks, self-propelled mortars and supply trucks, Between the 7th and the 11th of September.
Russia responded to the counterattack with missile strikes that cut off electricity and water supplies in the city of Kharkiv for the second time in less than 24 hours.On Monday morning, both were canceled just hours after city authorities restored 80% of the facilities that had been cut overnight. Ukraine also said Russia launched 18 missiles and 39 air strikes overnight. The presidential office in Kyiv added that at least four civilians were killed and 11 wounded.
Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared on state television Monday evening, presiding over a meeting on the economy in which he made no mention of the military situation. He said that Russia withstands Western sanctions. “The economic blitzkrieg tactics, the onslaught they were counting on, didn’t work.” Earlier today, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that “the military operation is continuing” and “will continue until the goals that were originally set are achieved.”
The United States appreciates it Russia They largely gave up their gains near Kharkiv and many of the retreating Russian soldiers left UkraineAnd across the border into Russia, a senior US military official said on Monday. However, the US-based Institute for the Study of War said that “Ukraine has turned the tide in its favour, but the current counterattack will not end the war.”
Ukrainian authorities say they are detaining a large number of Russian prisoners of war, which is running out of space for the country to put them in, The Associated Press reports. Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Aristovich did not specify the number of Russian prisoners, but said that prisoners of war would be exchanged for Ukrainian service members held by Moscow. Military intelligence spokesman Andrei Yusov said the captured forces included “large” numbers of Russian officers.
Municipal deputies from 18 regions of Moscow and St. Petersburg signed a public statement demanding the resignation of Vladimir Putin. “We, the deputies of the municipality of Russia, believe that the actions of President Vladimir Putin are detrimental to the future of Russia and its citizens,” read the statement published by Ksenia Torstrem, deputy mayor of the Semenovsky district of St. Petersburg. Representatives have not yet been prevented from expressing an opinion. It also does not preclude talking about the resignation of the President of the Republic. He is not a king, but a wage-worker, taking a salary from our taxes.”