Ukraine is fighting. The most important events of the last hours

The Russian invasion of Ukraine lasts for 202 days. The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky in the evening, in his regular speech on social media, stated that Ukrainian troops had regained 6,000 square kilometers of territory occupied by Russia since the beginning of the month. Here are the highlights of the last hours.

> Staying in Mexico US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Ukrainian forces have made “significant progress” in the counteroffensive against Russian troops, he said. What they did is very methodically planned and obviously benefited from considerable support from the United States and many other countries, said the chief diplomat. USA quoted by Reuters.

> Ukrainians were able to use US intelligence to identify key Russian targets, they began to plan a counter-offensive that allowed them to achieve significant success in the Northeast in recent days, the New York Times reported.

Destroyed Russian military equipment on the streets of Iziuma, liberated as a result of a counteroffensive by Ukrainian troops.PAP / Alena Solomonova

> As a result of Monday firing on Kharkiv one person was killed and several others were injured, said the head of the Kharkiv region, Oleh Syniehubov. The mayor of Kharkiv, Ihor Terekhov, said that infrastructure was the target of further attacks. Part of the city was left without water and electricity.

Kharkiv, UkraineEPA / SERGEY KOZLOV

> President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky In the evening, in his regular speech on social media, he stated that Ukrainian troops had regained 6,000 square kilometers of territory occupied by Russia since the beginning of the month.

> The head of the occupying regional administration in the Kharkiv region, Vitaly Ganchev, admitted in an interview with the public propaganda channel Rossiya 24 that Ukrainian forces outnumbered eight times Russian and pro-Russian forces in their swift counter-offensive over the weekend.

> The rapid offensive of the Ukrainian armed forces towards Kharkiv showed that the front could collapse in a cascade even after one successful operation. This shows that the Russian Federation does not have sufficient defense base, writes in analysis Witalij Kulyk, a well-known Ukrainian political scientist, posted on the portal.

> Many of the Russian troops that withdrew from the Kharkiv region as a result of the Ukrainian offensive have returned to Russia, said the representative Pentagon. He added that the retreat of the Russian troops was disorganized and indicated major problems with morale and command.

> The head of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Haydaj, announced on Monday that due to the Ukrainian counter-offensive from his region, he was “hastily” Russians are leaving and local collaborators. Hajdaj described the trips as “mass”. In the Kharkiv region, hundreds of Russian soldiers were abandoned by their units and had to flee the Ukrainian attack with stolen bicycles and cars, wrote the Washington Post in an account from the village of Zaliznychny.

> More and more Russian councilors demands the resignation of Vladimir Putin. On Monday, Ksenia Tortstrem from the St. Petersburg city council announced that deputies from at least 18 districts in Moscow, St. Petersburg and the nearby Kolpina had signed a declaration on the resignation of the Russian president.

Main photo source: EPA / SERGEY KOZLOV

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