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‘Full security is being restored,’ Ukraine President Zelenskyy tells his nation

As Ukrainian troops push deeper into occupied territory and consolidate recent gains, pressure is building on the Russians.

The advance continued and the border guards of Ukraine reported that the army had taken control over Vovchansk, a small town located just two miles (3 km) from Russia. This is crucial for morale as it was the same town that was captured on the first day.

Moscowhas admitted that it had recently withdrew troops from the Kharkiv region’s north-eastern regions. They also pulled out troops from Melitopol (the second-largest Ukrainian city in the southern Zaporizhzhia province).

Telegram was sent by Ivan Fedorov, the city’s preoccupation mayor. He stated that Russian troops were moving toward Moscow-annexed Crimea.


He also said that columns of military equipment were found at a Chonhar checkpoint, which marks the border between the Crimean Peninsula (now Ukraine) and the Ukrainian mainland.

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Since March, Melitopol is under Russian occupation. It would be possible for Kyiv to capture it and disrupt Russian supply lines connecting the Donbas region in the east and south, which are the main areas where Moscow-backed forces have territory.

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In his nightly address to the nation UkrainePresident Volodymyrzel Zelenskyy stated that “stabilization measures” were in place in liberated villages and towns.

“Remnants from occupiers and other sabotage groups have been detected and collaborators are being held. Full security is being restored,” said he, adding that border guards were sent to “protect the state border in liberated territory”.

He stated, “It is important that together our troops, with the flag, normal, normal life enters into de-occupied territory.”

Image: Ukrainian flags were raised above battle-scarred buildings. Pic via Telegram via Reuters

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Ukrainian forces seize 6,000sqkm of their homeland. Reports claim that thousands of Russian prisoners were also taken.

Officials of the country were optimistic and released footage showing them inspecting abandoned, charred tanks and burning Russian flags.

Image In Vovchansk, a Ukrainian soldier takes down a Russian flag. Photo: State Border Service of Ukraine

Border guards ripped down a poster saying: “We are one nation with Russia” in one video.

British intelligence reports claimed that one of Russia’s most powerful forces, the 1st Guards Tank Army had been “severely damaged” by the invasion along with other conventional Russian forces meant to counter NATO.

Officials stated that Russia will need to rebuild its capability over the next several years.

According to Abbas Gallyamov (an independent Russian political analyst who was formerly a speechwriter for Putin), the setback could renew Russia’s interest at peace talks.

Even if Putin was to come to the table for negotiations, President Zelenskyy made it clear that Russia must return all Ukrainian territories, Gallyamov stated.

Eyewitness – Bodies left to rot, as people describe burying neighbors – life in a liberated village

Experts warn that momentum can shift back and forth, and Ukraine’s allies were cautious not to declare victory too soon, as Russian President Vladimir Putin still holds troops and resources.

Washington: President Biden stated to reporters that it was evident that the Ukrainians had made significant progress.

He did not say that recent victories were a turning point in war, but he said “the question remains unanswered, it’s difficult to tell”.

He said, “I believe it’s going be a long-term,”

Igor Konashenkov, a spokesperson for Russia’s Defence Ministry said that troops were responding with “massive strike” in all areas in the face of the biggest defeat since the failed attempt to capture Kyiv in early war.

However, there was no immediate report of an increase in Russian-related attacks.

After the retreat, Ukrainian authorities entered several areas to investigate the alleged atrocities perpetrated by Russian troops against civilians.

Image Volodymyrzelenskyy and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at Kyiv

As the US state department revealed that more than PS260million has been secretly spent by Russia to influence politicians in more than two dozen countries, the consolidation of territorial gains is happening.

The unusual move by the department was to release a diplomatic cable signed and signed by Secretary of State Antony Blinken. It was sent Monday to many US consulates and embassies around the world, including many in Europe, Africa, and South Asia.

The cable was marked as sensitive and was not intended to be seen by foreign audiences, but it was not classified. It contained a number of talking points that US diplomats were directed to bring up with their host countries regarding the alleged Russian interference.


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