Ukraine says it has recaptured more than 3,000 sq. km this month

Ukrainian firefighters work on heavily damaged buildings after latest Russian rocket attack in center Kharkiv, Ukraine, September 6, 2022. (AP/Andrii Marienko)
Ukrainian firefighters work on heavily damaged buildings after latest Russian rocket attack in center Kharkiv, Ukraine, September 6, 2022. (AP/Andrii Marienko)

Ukraine says its forces have recaptured more than 3,000 square kilometers (1,158 square miles) this month from Russian troops in a counteroffensive centered on the country’s northeast.

“Since the beginning of September, more than 3,000 square kilometers have been returned to Ukrainian control. Around Kharkiv, we have begun to advance not only in the south and east, but also to the north. We are 50 kilometers [31 miles] from the border,” Ukrainian general Valeriy Zaluzhny says in a statement on social media.

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