Ukraine reported retaking dozens of locations in the northeastern Kharkiv region, where it quickly began a counteroffensive, including the cities of Izyum, Kupiansk, and Balakliya.
On Saturday, after Ukrainian forces moved to encircle the area in an unexpected advance, Moscow withdrew from its main stronghold in northeastern Ukraine. This marked the apparent collapse of one of the war’ s main front lines.
Meanwhile, an estimate of $349 billion will be needed to rebuild Ukraine after the destruction brought on by the Russian invasion.
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In a counteroffensive this month, Ukraine’ s President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that Ukrainian forces had retaken 6, 000 square kilometers (2, 320 square miles) of the Russian land.
In the northeastern Kharkiv region, where it launched a swift counteroffensive, Ukraine has reported retaking dozens of places, including the cities of Izyum, Kupiansk, and Balakliya.
In the southern Kherson region, where the Ukrainian army earlier on Monday claimed to have retaken 500 square kilometers, it has also claimed substantial successes.
Ukraine has reportedly shifted the balance of power in its favor, but the present counteroffensive won’ t put an end to the conflict, according to the US- based Institute for the Study of War.