Kiev, 14 September 2022 (dpa/MIA) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky travelled to a newly liberated corner of eastern Ukraine on Wednesday and said that forces were recapturing more and more territory from the retreating Russians.
Zelensky, visiting the strategic north-eastern city of Izyum, said on social media that Ukraine’s blue and yellow flag was once again flying in the Kharkiv region.
“We are moving only in one direction – forward and until victory,” he said.
Photos showed Zelensky greeting Ukrainian soldiers participating in the rapidly advancing counteroffensive against Russian forces.
Izyum was retaken just days ago. The important transport hub is considered the gateway to the industrial region of Donbass and had over 40,000 inhabitants before the war.