Since the beginning of September, Ukraine has recaptured about 8,000 sq km of territory previously held by Russian occupation forces, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a Tuesday (Sep 13) evening address.

Most stunningly, the Ukrainian army has retaken large parts of Kharkiv oblast in the northeast of the country, driving Russian forces back across the border into Russia and into Donbas, parts of which Russia had occupied since 2014.

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