Defense ministry names 10 main achievements after one year of full-scale war

23 February, 04:29 PM
The Ukrainian army continues to defend the country from the occupying forces of Russia (Photo:Ben Birchall/Pool via Reuters)

The Ukrainian army continues to defend the country from the occupying forces of Russia (Photo:Ben Birchall/Pool via Reuters)

Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar named ten major victories of the Armed Forces so far at a Military Media Center briefing on Feb 23, on the eve of the anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Almost a year into the all-out war, the Ukrainian army continues to defend the country from the occupation forces, liberating its territories, Malyar said.

Malyar also proceeded to list the following achievements of the army and civilians:

  • successful defense of Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, and Kharkiv in February-April2022;
  • massive civilian resistance to the Russian military in the temporarily occupied territories;
  • expulsion of the occupying troops from Kyiv, Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts in March-April 2022 and their complete de-occupation;
  • destruction of the cruiser Moskva;
  • expelling the Russian military from Zmiyinyi Island (Snake Island) in the Black Sea;
  • destruction of the logistics system of the Russian invasion forces in the south and east of Ukraine in June and August 2022;
  • expulsion of the Russian forces from Kharkiv Oblast in September-October2022;
  • de-occupation of Kherson city and part of Kherson Oblast;
  • successful actions of the air defense forces that protect Ukraine from mass missile and drone attacks by the Russian Federation;
  • containment of the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine, which continues to this day.

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