“It was not a very peaceful night or morning. In the last 24 hours, thousands of people crossed the border,” Vyacheslav Kladkov said in a video posted on Telegram.
According to Kladko, most of the people who crossed the border in the Belgorod region went to the homes of relatives or close friends. He said the situation was “under control” on Sunday.
Earlier this month, the Ukrainian military first announced a counteroffensive in the south, before a surprise advance this week against Russian borders in the Kharkiv region in the northeast.
According to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, as a result of the counteroffensive against the Russians, territories that had been under Moscow’s authority since the beginning of the invasion were recaptured. (See chart below).
Territories recovered by Ukraine. – Photo: Enlargement: g1
Russia Talks about restoration and announces attacks
Since Saturday, the Kiev government has reported significant territorial gains against the Russian military in three cities considered strategic for supply routes for Russian troops: Palaglia, Isium e Kubiansk.
In turn, the Russian forces announced the withdrawal of their forces from some sectors And to “fortify” the pro-Russian breakaway region of Donetsk in the south.
On Sunday, Russian forces announced attacks on Ukrainian military positions in the Kharkiv region, the country’s Defense Ministry said.
Ukrainian soldiers prepare to take away a captured Russian tank during a counter-offensive operation (Photo: Press Service of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Manual via REUTERS)
The ministry said the attacks were carried out by air forces, missiles and artillery; However, Reuters news agency could not confirm the information until the last update of this text.
With information from AFP and Reuters.
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