As the war enters its 200th day, Russia withdraws soldiers from two locations in eastern Ukraine’s Kharkiv region where a Ukrainian counteroffensive has achieved substantial gains.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has claimed that Ukraine’s military forces had recaptured almost 2,000 square kilometres of land from Russian soldiers.
Zelensky said that the Russian army was forced to withdraw hundreds of soldiers after a string of significant tactical losses in the northeast.
The United Kingdom said that over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian troops had made substantial progress in the Kharkiv region.
According to the British Defence Ministry’s daily intelligence briefing posted on Twitter, although Russia has probably evacuated some of its troops from the region, the battle still rages near the cities of Kupiansk and Izium.
According to Ukraine’s atomic power operator, the last reactor at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant has been shut down.
He also said that the plant has been reconnected to the electrical grid.
The six-reactor Zaporizhzhia facility was cut off from the grid last week when all of its power lines were cut due to fighting in the vicinity.
For many days, the plant ran in island mode, using its lone operational reactor to provide electricity for essential cooling systems.