Russia-Ukraine war latest: what we know on day 202 of the invasion – The Guardian

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Russia-Ukraine war latest: what all of us know on day 202 of the invasion

Ukrainian forces have recaptured 6, 000 sq km in country’s south and east, Zelenskiy says; Kyiv says Russia has stopped sending new troops into Ukraine

  • Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said his country’s forces had taken back 6, 000 sq km (2, 400 square miles) of Russian-held territory in the country’s south and east. Ukraine’s forces have continued to press their counterattack in Kharkiv , seeking to take control of almost all of the province. Ukraine’s troops headed north, reportedly recapturing towns all the way to the Russian border, and a video circulated of an Ukrainian soldier at the centre from the strategic city associated with Izium.

  • Russia’s military commanders have stopped sending new units into Ukraine after the particular counteroffensive , the general staff of the armed causes of Ukraine said on its Facebook page upon Monday. “The military command of the Russian federation has suspended the sending of new, already formed models into the territory associated with Ukraine. The current situation in the theatre of operations and distrust associated with the higher command forced a large number of volunteers to categorically refuse the prospect of service in combat conditions. ”

  • Russian soldiers have left behind stockpiles associated with ammunition and other supplies following Ukraine’s counteroffensive inside Kharkiv oblast , the Kyiv Independent reports. The particular news outlet reported that Russian soldiers dropped their own weapons on the ground when they fled, with some jumping on to stolen bicycles and trying to pass for locals. One analyst estimated that more than 300 vehicles, including tanks, self-propelled mortars and supply trucks, had been lost between 7 and 11 September .

  • Russia responded in order to the counteroffensive by launching missile strikes that cut electricity and water materials in Kharkiv city with regard to a second time within less than 24 hours , knocking out both on Monday morning just hours after the city authorities had restored 80% of the utilities that will had been cut overnight. Ukraine also said Russian federation launched 18 missile plus 39 airstrikes overnight. At least four civilians were killed and 11 others wounded, the presidential office in Kyiv added.

  • Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, appeared on state TV on Monday evening, chairing a meeting on the economy at which he made no reference to the military situation and said Russia was holding up in the face of western sanctions . “The economic blitzkrieg tactics, the particular onslaught they were counting on, did not work”. Earlier in the day, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov had said “the military operation continues” and “it will continue until the goals that had been originally set are achieved”.

  • The US assesses that Russia has largely ceded its gains near Kharkiv plus many retreating Russian soldiers have exited Ukraine , moving over the border back into Russia, a senior US military official stated on Monday. However, the US-based Institute for the particular Study of War thinktank said that “Ukraine has turned the tide in its favour, but the current counteroffensive will not end the war”.

  • Ukrainian authorities have said they are capturing so many Russian prisoners of war the country is running out of space to put them , the Associated Press reports. Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovich did not specify the number of Ruskies prisoners, but said the particular PoWs would be exchanged for Ukrainian service members held by Moscow. Military intelligence spokesperson Andrey Yusov said the captured troops included “significant” numbers associated with Russian officers.

  • Municipal deputies from 18 districts of Moscow and St Petersburg have signed a public statement demanding that Vladimir Putin resign. “We, the municipal deputies of Russia, believe that the actions of President Vladimir Putin harm the future associated with Russia and its citizens, ” read the statement published by Ksenia Torstrem, the municipal deputy of the particular Semenovsky district of St Petersburg. “Deputies are not yet forbidden to have an opinion. And it is also not forbidden to speak for the resignation of the president. He is not a monarch, but a hired worker, receives a salary from our taxes. ”

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