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Zelensky says Russia now controls ‘about 20%’ of Ukraine

In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office on May 29, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visits the war-hit Kharkiv region. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office on May 29, 2022, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visits the war-hit Kharkiv region. (Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky says Russian troops control about one-fifth of his country, including the annexed Crimean peninsula and territory in the east held by Moscow-backed separatists since 2014.

“Today, about 20 percent of our territory is under the control of the occupiers,” he says during an address to lawmakers in Luxembourg, as Russian forces are solidifying their hold on the eastern Donbas region and pushing toward Ukraine’s de facto administrative center there.

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