Lviv, Ukraine, Sep 14 (EFE).- Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the newly recaptured town Izyum in the northeastern Kharkiv region, local media reported Wednesday.
Zelenskyy took part in a ceremony that saw the Ukrainian flag hoisted in Izyum and greeted soldiers participating in the counteroffensive against Russian forces.
The ceremony, attended by high-ranking army officials, kicked off with a minute of silence in honor of fallen soldiers.
On Tuesday, the Ukrainian ministry of defense said that more than 300 towns in the northeastern region have been liberated, adding that Russian forces had almost retreated from Izyum.
Izyum, retaken on September 10, had some 45,000 inhabitants before the war and was a key base for Russian troops in the Kharkiv region.EFE