Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Ukraine regains ground in the east and south of the country, reviving hopes of a turning point in the war

KRAMATORSK, Ukraine. – The Ukrainian military claimed on Monday Thanks to the reclaimed land in the east and south His offensive against the Russian invasionwhich responded by bombing some of those areas and promising to fight until its objectives were achieved.

“The liberation of cities from the hands of Russian invaders continues in the Kharkiv and Donetsk regions” in the east of the country, the Ukrainian military reported.

across the front line, “Ukrainian forces have managed to repulse the enemy from more than 20 positions in 24 hours”he assured that “Russian soldiers are rushing to leave their positions.”

Ukrainian army has provoked “Significant Loss” As for the Russian army, the General Staff of Ukraine insisted. “According to available information, the 810th Naval Infantry Brigade (based in Sevastopol, in Russian-annexed Crimea) has lost about 85% of its men. Other Russian troops have Extremely low morale and psychological stateAnd many of them refuse to return to the zone of hostilities,” the statement said.

On Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had already announced that the eastern city Iseum was “liberated” as part of the countermeasures.

The loss of this strategic city could seriously undermine Moscow’s military ambitions in eastern Ukraine.According to military experts.

The success revives Kyiv’s hopes of a turning point in the conflict, after a long period of what appears to be a stalemate at the front.

Pro-Russian officials in the Kharkiv region said on Monday that they had officially moved to Russia’s Belgorod region near the border to help with the influx of refugees, according to Russian agencies.

A woman inspects a badly damaged building after the latest Russian rocket attack in central Kharkiv, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.Andrey Marienko – Associated Press

However, on Monday, after acknowledging that it had lost ground, the Kremlin resumed an aggressive tone and announced shelling of areas recaptured by Ukraine in the Kharkiv region, In the Kupiyansk and Izium sectors, which resulted in the death of at least four civilians.

He also assured that The Russian offensive launched in February will continue “until the objective is achieved”.

in present “There is no possibility of talks” between Moscow and KyivKremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the press that “The withdrawal of troops from Zaporizhia is not scheduled.”

Ukraine’s claim Has reclaimed about 3000 square kilometers of its area, mainly in the Kharkiv region from the beginning of September. and this monday A two-week counter-attack in the area south of Kherson claimed 500 km of reconnaissance.

in this area, “The occupiers also withdrew from their positions at various places,” The Ukrainian military made the announcement on Sunday.

Several areas of the east, north, south and center of the country were also damaged. big power cut On Sunday, Kyiv blamed the Russian attacks. According to the President, near Kharkiv, the second thermal power plant No. 5 in the country was affected.

However, power was immediately restored in some of the affected areas. in Kharkiv “80%” of electricity and water supplies restoredKyrylo Tymoshenko, a deputy head of the presidency, said on Telegram on Monday.

This photo taken on September 11, 2022 shows a couple carrying suitcases as they walk through a destroyed building in Izum, Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine.
This photo taken on September 11, 2022 shows a couple carrying suitcases as they walk through a destroyed building in Izum, Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine.Juan Barreto – AFP

Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko described the attacks as “an act of despair” By the Russian army to face its failures.

Meanwhile, Yevgeny Balitsky, the governor of the pro-Russian settlements in Zaporizhia, acknowledged that Energy supply now comes from the Crimean peninsula The Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant has reduced its production.

“The entire territory of Zaporizhia, freed from Nazism, now receives electricity from Crimea, we have stable electricity. According to Interfax, we have no outages except for minor fluctuations”, Balitsky assured.

For his part, the Ukrainian foreign minister, Dmitro Kuleba, returned Ask your Western allies for advanced weapons on Sunday.

“Guns, guns, guns have been our agenda since spring [boreal], I thank the partners who heed our call: Ukrainian successes on the battlefield are shared.He said in a message on social media.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in Geneva Criticize Russian officials this Monday accused of “threat” and “censorship” towards opponents of the war in Russia.

“Threats, restrictive measures and sanctions against those who oppose the war in Ukraine are undermining the exercise of fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution,” Acting High Commissioner Nada al-Nasif said in her inaugural address. Human Rights Council.

The situation remains worrying even at the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia, Where all reactors have already been shut down.

In a telephone interview on Sunday, the President of France Emmanuel Macron asked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to withdraw “heavy and light weapons” from the plantFrench presidency declared.

Putin warned of his share of “disastrous consequences” of the attacks on the Ukraine plant.

AFP and ANSA agencies

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