Invading Russian forces left more than 100 pieces of military equipment in the town of Izyum in Kharkiv Oblast after fleeing from advancing Ukrainian army units, Ukrainian Deputy Interior Minister Yevhen Yenin wrote on Facebook on Sept. 13.
According to Yenin, when asked why the invaders had left so much military equipment, one of the police officers said they (Russians) had sold their entire fuel stock.
The deputy interior minister added this led to the fact that the invaders had to flee from Izyum even on bicycles.
The police, together with the rescuers of the State Emergency Service, are now working on restoring law and order, recording war crimes, carrying out mine clearance of the territory, delivering humanitarian aid, as well as returning Izyum to normal life.
Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to liberate Russian-occupied settlements in eastern and southern Ukraine.
Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said on Sept. 13 that since Sept. 6 the Armed Forces of Ukraine have liberated 3,800 square kilometers in Kharkiv Oblast – including more than 300 settlements and about 150,000 Ukrainian citizens.
She clarified that the actual number of liberated settlements is almost twice this number, the others having yet to be officially confirmed.