Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Ukrainian forces "liberated dozens of settlements" and regained 1,000 square km of territory in the east and south since September 1.
In his speech on Thursday, Zelensky also released a video in which Ukrainian soldiers claim to have captured the town of Balakliia near Kharkiv, Ukraine's second largest city, Reuters reports.
It is part of the documentary film "One President, Europe and War" that was broadcast on French television on June 30, and on the video you can see Emmanuel Macron talking to Volodymyr Zelensky via video call, visibly worried about what he is hearing, reports Euronews Serbia.
"You want to tell me that they sent special forces all over Kyiv?", Macron asked Zelensky.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday that Kiev troops have recaptured from Russian forces several settlements in the Kharkiv region in the country's northeast.
"This week we have good news from Kharkiv region," Zelensky said in his daily address, adding that "now is not the right time to name those settlements, where the Ukrainian flag has returned".
“The idea that President Zelensky can take Crimea militarily is nonsense,” he said
Bled – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that Russia was a threat to the whole of Europe, not just Ukraine, as he delivered an address to the Bled Strategic Forum on Monday.