Selenskyj speaks of the calm before the storm

War : Selenskyj speaks of calm before the storm

“All of Ukraine must be free”: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Photo: -/Ukrainian Presidential Press Office/AP/dpa (Photo: dpa)

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Kiev (AP) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj has announced new attacks on territory occupied by Russian troops in Ukraine. “Perhaps it seems to some of you that after a series of victories there has been silence, but it is not silence,” Zelenskyy said in his daily video address on Sunday. Rather, it is the preparation for the next offensive, the aim of which is the recapture of Mariupol, Melitopol and Cherson.

According to Zelenskyy, Ukraine will not only focus on the areas it controlled before the Russian attack in February. The 44-year-old announced that the territories of the Moscow-backed separatists in the east of the country and cities in Crimea, which had been annexed by Russia since 2014, would also be recaptured. “Because all of Ukraine must be free.”

After invading Ukraine on February 24, Russia has seized large areas in the south and east of the country. Moscow still occupies around 125,000 square kilometers – that’s about a fifth of Ukraine’s territory, including the Crimean Peninsula.

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