Zelenskiy talks about a counteroffensive, shelling a bridge over the Dnieper. Summary of the night

“We have analyzed the situation in the liberated territory of our state in detail,” said Volodymyr Zelensky in a video posted late in the evening on social media. “Currently, stabilization activities have been completed in areas with a total area of ​​over 4,000 square kilometers, and stabilization continues in approximately the same liberated territory. Remnants of occupiers and sabotage groups are discovered, collaborators are detained and full security is restored” – he specified.

On Monday, Zelenskiy said that v counteroffensive Ukraine has regained 6,000 sq km. Ukrainian officials say, however, that it is important to distinguish between taking the territory and ensuring that it is completely safe.

“It is very important that an ordinary, normal life should enter the areas liberated from occupation with our troops, with our flag,” stressed the Ukrainian president.

Zelenskiy also noted that, together with its partners, Ukraine has already built a powerful anti-war coalition, which includes dozens of countries. “And now we are working to make the most powerful countries that are already helping us become a coalition of peace that will last forever,” he said.

During the night, there were reports of explosions and a fire in the village of Makeevka in the Russian-occupied part of the Donetsk Oblast.

Fighting also continued in the Kherson region, where the Ukrainian army is conducting a counter-offensive parallel to that in the north.

The Ukrainian army once again struck the bridge over the Dnieper in Kachovka, stopping supplies for the Russian army, the Ukrainian command on the southern front reported in the evening, summarizing the activities in recent hours.

We have information that in the city of Balaklija, the Russian occupiers imprisoned and tortured people, announced the head of the police investigation department in the Kharkiv region, Serhiy Bolvinov, on Tuesday evening. The city was in the hands of the Russian army for six months. Ukrainian forces liberated them last week.

According to Bołwinów, the Russians imprisoned and tortured the captured Ukrainians, about 40 people in total, in the basement of the local police station.

“The occupiers took those who served in the army or had relatives in it, and also looked for those who helped the Ukrainian army” – wrote Bołwinow on Facebook. According to witnesses, the prisoners were tortured with electric shocks.

As a result of the ongoing counter-offensive in the Kharkiv Oblast, Ukrainian troops pushed Russian forces eastwards by several dozen kilometers, liberating many localities, including Balaklija, which had a population of around 27,000 before the Russian invasion.

Ukraine has made significant progress in pushing back Russian forces, but it cannot be said that the war is at a turning point, US President Joe Biden said Tuesday evening local time.

When asked by journalists during a visit to Wilmington, Delawere, whether Ukraine had reached a turning point in its war with Russia, Joe Biden stated: “The question is unanswered. It’s hard to say. It is clear that the Ukrainians have made significant progress. But I think it will be. a long way”.

Earlier on Tuesday, a spokesman for the National Security Council at the White House, John Kirby, stressed that despite significant problems, Russia still has significant military capabilities to use not only in Ukraine, but potentially also elsewhere. Kirby spoke about the “new dynamics” in the war against Russia, referring to the recent successes of Ukrainian forces, but as he emphasized, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky can say whether this is really a turning point.

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