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President Zelensky visits recaptured city

Ukraine’s President VolodUkrainian President Zelensky visits a city recaptured by the country’s troops in a rapid counter-offensive against Russia in the ongoing war. Photo: BBC.

President Volodymyr Zelensky has visited the recaptured city of Izyum, a key logistics hub in north-eastern Ukraine.

According to a BBC report, Mr Zelensky during his visit thanked troops who took part in the counter-attack against Russian occupiers.

He oversaw a flag-raising ceremony and said the Ukrainian flag would return to every city and village in the country.

According to BBC, Ukrainian officials say they are targeting towns in the eastern Donbas region after making a series of gains in a rapid counter-offensive.

In an address on Tuesday, Mr Zelensky said his forces were fortifying their hold over 8,000 sq km (3,088 sq miles) of retaken territory in the Kharkiv region.

Last Thursday, President Zelensky said Ukrainian forces had retaken 1,000 sq km.

By Sunday, Ukraine’s figure had tripled to 3,000 sq km, before rising again to 6,000 sq km.

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare