The movement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in different directions of the front continues, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his evening address on Sept. 10.
At present, about 2,000 square kilometers of Ukrainian territory have been liberated since the beginning of September.
"The Russian army is demonstrating the best it can these days — showing its back,” Zelenskyy stressed.
“And, in the end, it is a good choice for them to flee. There is no place and will be none for the occupiers in Ukraine.”
He also noted that if any of the Russian military or security forces are now afraid to return to Russia, Ukraine guarantees that everyone who is detained by the Armed Forces will be treated in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.
On Aug. 29, the Ukrainian military’s Operational Command South reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched an offensive in multiple areas in the south of Ukraine.
On Sept. 9, OC South reported that the Ukrainian army had advanced in some areas from two to several dozen kilometers and promised to provide information on liberated settlements at a later date.
The de-occupation of Ukrainian territories on the eastern front also continues. In early September, the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched an active counteroffensive in Kharkiv Oblast. As of Sept. 9, Ukrainian defenders liberated more than 30 settlements of the region, including logistic hubs Balakliya and Kupyansk.
On Sept. 9, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhnyi reported that over the last few days, Ukrainian troops liberated more than 1,000 square kilometers of territory from Russian troops.