Ukrainian defenders have already liberated 3 800 sq km of territory from russian troops in the Kharkiv oblast, and the number of de-occupied settlements has reached 300. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Hanna Maliar on the air of the telethon, - RBC-Ukraine reports.
"This operation to liberate the Kharkiv oblast lasted several days and it was planned for several days; from September 6 to this day, 3 800 sq km, more than 300 settlements and about 150 thousand of our people became free from occupation. The operation continues, it is planned until the complete liberation of the Kharkiv oblast", - Maliar said.
At the same time, she did not disclose all the details regarding the total liberation of the oblast and expressed confidence that "this will happen as soon as possible".
Earlier, Maliar had already stated that the counter-offensive of the AFU in the Kharkiv oblast was still ongoing and it was too early to talk about its complete release.