According to Russia’s top occupation official there, Ukrainian forces outnumbered Russian ones eight to one during the counterattack last week in the Kharkiv region.
Vitaly Ganchev, who appeared on Russian television, said the Ukrainian army had taken settlements in the north and reached the Russian border.
In a potential turning point in the six-month war, Ukraine claims to have reclaimed control over 3,000 sq km (1,158 sq miles) of land.
The Ukrainian army asserts that during its current counteroffensive in the nation’s northeast, 20 villages have been retaken just in the past 24 hours. It also says that its forces have taken control of about 500 square kilometers in the nation’s southern Kherson area.
The success of the Ukrainian army, according to UK defense sources, will have “major ramifications” for Russia’s broader military strategy.
Although activities in Ukraine would continue “until all the tasks that were initially specified” were completed, a Kremlin spokeswoman appeared unfazed.
Russia said that its soldiers were conducting strikes in the recent retaken Ukrainian territory.
This included the Izyum and Kupiansk targets that Ukraine captured on Saturday.
Russia declared that its troops had left both towns and that this would give them time to “regroup.”
Russia has been charged with attacking civilian infrastructure as payback for war defeats.
On Sunday, a flurry of missile attacks resulted in power outages all throughout the area.
According to reports, the blackouts in the Kharkiv and Donetsk regions affected millions of people.
The mayor of Kharkiv, Ihor Terekhov, referred to it as a disgusting and cynical attempt at retaliation for the Ukrainian army’s recent victories.
Oleksii Reznikov, Ukraine’s minister of defense, stated that securing the territorial gains won during a week of quick advances in the Kharkiv region was now the top priority.
As it retreated from regions it had controlled since the opening weeks of the war, the Russian army appeared to have left behind a sizable amount of equipment and munitions
After these difficulties, a Russian battle tank manufacturer reportedly moved to “round-the-clock” production.
According to reports, the biggest producer of armored vehicles in Russia has been prohibited from taking a holiday because it is “production necessary.”