War in Ukraine: Selenskyj speaks of the calm before the storm



war in Ukraine
Selenskyj speaks of the calm before the storm

The Ukrainian army has recaptured several areas occupied by Russia in the past few days. The Ukrainian President announces a continuation of the counter-offensive.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has announced new attacks on the area occupied by Russian troops in the Ukraine announced. "Perhaps it seems to some of you that after a series of victories there has been silence, but it is not silence," Zelenskyy said in his daily video address on Sunday. Rather, it is the preparation for the next offensive, the aim of which is the recapture of Mariupol, Melitopol and Cherson.

According to Zelenskyy, Ukraine will not only focus on the areas it controlled before the Russian attack in February. Also the territories of the Moscow-backed separatists in the east of the country and cities on the since 2014 by Russia annexed Crimea would be recaptured, announced the 44-year-old. "Because all of Ukraine must be free."

After invading Ukraine on February 24, Russia has seized large areas in the south and east of the country. currently holds Moscow still occupies around 125,000 square kilometers - that's about a fifth of the Ukrainian territory including the Crimean Peninsula.

dpa



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