Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that his country’s military had recaptured some 2,500 square kilometers of territory in its latest counteroffensive launched in late September. These were the areas occupied by Russian forces at the beginning of the war.
“This week alone, our soldiers have liberated 776 km² of territory in the east of our country and 29 cities, including six cities in Luhansk province. In total, 2,434 km² of our territory and 96 locations have been liberated since the beginning of this offensive,” Zelensky posted in his daily address on social media.
Changes in the Russian Army
Last week, Russia replaced two generals in its army.
Russian website RBC reported this Friday (7) that the commander of the Eastern Military District, Colonel General Alexander Tsaiko, has been transferred.
RBC says Lt. Gen. Rustam Muradov has been appointed head of the Eastern Military District (troops in that district are based in the Russian Far East, but most of that force is currently in Ukraine).
RBC reported on Monday that the commander of the Western Military District, Colonel General Alexander Zhuravlyov, has been replaced after Russian defeats in northeastern Ukraine.
In September, General Dmitry Bulgakov, deputy defense minister in charge of logistics, was replaced.
In August, the commander of the Black Sea Fleet was dismissed, state news agency RIA reported.
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