Ukraine claims to have recaptured 100 square kilometers in the first days of the counter-offensive
Ukraine said on Thursday that it had regained control of around 100 square kilometers of territory in the first days of the spring counter-offensive against Russian troops. “We are ready to continue fighting to liberate our territory even with bare hands,” General Oleksii Hromov told the media. Hromov explained that in the early stages of the counter-offensive, which Kiev said began last week, seven cities were liberated in the eastern region of Donetsk and in Zaporizhia, located in the south of the country.
According to the Ukrainian military, its troops advanced three kilometers near the town of Mala Tokmachka in Zaporizhia and more than seven kilometers near the municipality of Velika Novosilka in Donetsk.
So far, Reuters has been unable to confirm on the ground the progress Ukraine says it has made due to heavy fighting. Russia, which began its invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, has not officially acknowledged the alleged advances of Kiev’s army. (Reuters)