Sport: War in Ukraine: Ukraine announces that it has reconquered 400 km2 of territory in the south of the country

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since the beginning of September, the Ukrainian troops have made a counter-offensive on several fronts and have already taken up most of the Kharkiv region, in the northeast.

  Guerre en Ukraine : l'Ukraine annonce avoir reconquis 400 km2 de territoire dans le sud du pays © supplied by Franceinfo

Ukraine announced Thursday October 6 that it has reconquered 400 km2 of territorial gains in the south, where its counter-offensive puts Russian troops under pressure. "The Ukrainian armed forces have released more than 400 km2 from the Kherson region since the beginning of October," said spokesman for the military command in the south, Natalia Goumeniouk. It is the first time that the Ukrainian army has been the progress of its troops since the start of the counter-offensive.

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The Ukrainian troops have been on the offensive on all the fronts since early September and have already taken over the Essential in the Kharkiv region, in the Northeast, and important logistics nodes such as Izioum, Koupiansk and Lyman (East).

29 localities taken up since October 1st

The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Wednesday evening the resumption of three new villages by his troops in this area, and confirmed that the counter-offensive of kyiv, strong of Western arms deliveries, continued. Ukrainian forces have also claimed to have resumed 29 localities in the Russians since October 1 in the Kherson region.

Faced with the setbacks of the Russian army in Ukraine and a chaotic mobilization in Russia which pushed hundreds of thousands of his compatriots to exile, Russian President Vladimir Putin assured Wednesday that the military situation was going to "stabilize".

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