Ukraine Pushes to Take Back All Territories from Russia, Claims Plus Western Weapons

The Ukrainian government said Tuesday it aims to retake all territory after a rapid offensive pushed back Russian forces in the country’s northeast.

In a video address late Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the West and the United States to again provide weapons systems. Especially the United States, since February 24, he has already provided more than $ 13.5 billion in military aid to the country.

“From the beginning of September to today, our fighters have already liberated more than 6,000 square kilometers of eastern and southern Ukrainian territory,” he said. Said‘Our forces continue to move’ The nation marked the 200th day of the conflict on Sunday.

Weapon systems need to be given to Ukraine from the West in order to “enhance cooperation to defeat” Russian forces in the country, he said.

Since Russia’s February 24 invasion, Washington and its allies have provided Ukraine with billions of dollars in arms, which Kyiv says has helped limit Moscow’s interests. Russian forces control about one-fifth of the country in the south and east, and Ukraine is currently on the offensive in both areas.

Also in the video, Zelensky claimed that Ukrainian forces had taken 6,000 square kilometers (2,316 square miles) in recent attacks. The Epoch Times cannot independently verify the claims.

The Institute of War Studies think-tank said the Ukrainian military “continues to make influential advances” and “steadily undermines the morale and combat capabilities of the Russian army.” update.

Fighting is still raging in the northeastern region of Kharkiv, Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maryal told Reuters on Tuesday.

“The objective is to liberate all territories occupied by the Russian Federation … in the Kharkiv region and beyond,” Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maryal told Reuters.

Secretary of State Antony Brinken told reporters on Monday that the Ukrainian military had made “great progress” in recent days, but said it was too early to predict.

“The Russians maintain a very important force in Ukraine and have equipment, weapons and munitions. We continue to use it indiscriminately against,” said Blinken.

Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that Russian forces had killed or wounded more than 800 Ukrainian troops and “foreign fighters” in the past 24 hours. according to to state media.

“Daily losses of Ukrainian soldiers and foreign fighters as a result of the strikes exceeded 800 casualties,” the ministry said.

Reuters contributed to this report.

Jack Phillips


Jack Phillips is a New York-based breaking news reporter for the Epoch Times.