Day 199 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Ukrainians have Liberated 30 Settlements in the Kharkiv Region

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

President Zelensky: The Ukrainian army liberated 30 settlements in the Kharkiv region

The units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have liberated 30 settlements in the Kharkiv counter-offensive operation, announced President Volodymyr Zelensky in his daily televised address to the people of Ukraine on Friday evening. Also last night, the US for the first time called the military actions of the Ukrainian army in the south a counteroffensive.

Before commenting on the military successes of the VSU (Ukrainian Armed Forces), Zelensky for the second time in a week commented on the operational silence on issues related to the ongoing counteroffensive.

"I now want to appeal again to some bloggers who are sometimes in a hurry to report the results of some active actions of our soldiers at the front... Please do not rush the messages, do not complicate the task of our army with howling haste. Please do not announce specific details about the defense operation before the official representatives of our country say them," Zelensky urged.

For the first time, the hermeticity of information in the Ukrainian media and the Ukrainian segment of social networks was reduced to such a level that Ukrainians found out about the first successes in the Kharkiv direction from publications in Russian sources.

"The Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated and took control of 30 settlements in the Kharkiv region. In some of the settlements in the region, the measures to check and secure the territory continue, we are gradually taking control of new settlements - everywhere we are returning the Ukrainian flag and protection for all our people,...

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