Ukrainian forces are said to have significantly speeded up territorial recovery operations on the southeastern front.
According to AFP and The Wall Street Journal, Ukrainian forces have reclaimed dozens of Russian-occupied villages in Kharkiv and Kherson provinces in recent days.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also said in a speech on the evening of the 9th local time that Ukrainian forces had recovered more than 30 villages from Kharkiv.
One of them is Baraklia, a key city that has been occupied by Russian forces for half a year, a key point between Kharkiv and southern Izium, which are guarded by Ukraine.
The Ukrainian army has advanced more than 48 km toward another key point, Kharkiv Kupiansk, and if control of this key logistics center is transferred to the Ukrainian army, the Russian army will be isolated in Igeum to the south.
The Wall Street Journal considers the achievement of the Ukrainian military to be the first to show that Western military support can reclaim territory, and it could be the biggest reversal since Russia withdrew from the Ukrainian capital Kiiu in March this year. I did.
“Russian forces near Izium appear to be increasingly isolated, and Ukrainian forces are threatening Kupiansk,” the British Defense Ministry said. predicted.