In a counteroffensive last month, Ukrainian forces, according to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, reclaimed 6,000 square kilometers (2,320 square miles) of her territory.
“Since the start of September, our soldiers have already liberated 6,000 square kilometres of Ukrainian territory in the east and south, and we are moving further,” Zelensky said in his daily address.
In the northeastern Kharkiv region, where it launched a swift counteroffensive, Ukraine has reported retaking dozens of places, including the cities of Izyum, Kupiansk, and Balakliya.
In the southern Kherson region, where the Ukrainian army earlier on Monday claimed to have retaken 500 square kilometers, it has also claimed substantial successes.
The US-based Institute for the Study of War think tank said that “Ukraine has turned the tide in its favour, but the current counter-offensive will not end the war”.