Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky taking part in the state’s flag raising in the de-occupied city of Izyum, Kharkiv region. Photo: AFP
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky taking part in the state’s flag raising in the de-occupied city of Izyum, Kharkiv region. Photo: AFP
Ukraine war

Ukraine’s Zelensky makes surprise visit to recaptured Izium: ‘the enemy is gone, they have fled’

  • ‘It is probably possible to temporarily occupy the territory of our state. But it is definitely impossible to occupy our people, the Ukrainian people,’ he says
  • Thousands of Russian troops fled Izium at the weekend in their worst defeat since being driven back from the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv in March

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky taking part in the state’s flag raising in the de-occupied city of Izyum, Kharkiv region. Photo: AFP
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky taking part in the state’s flag raising in the de-occupied city of Izyum, Kharkiv region. Photo: AFP
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