Over the weekend, the Ukrainian military claimed to have recaptured big chunks of Russian-occupied territory in Ukraine’s northeast and southern regions.
Moscow has responded by saying everything is still going to plan, and that it will achieve its goals. After seven months, is the conflict entering a new phase?
CGTN’s Julia Chapman reports from Kyiv.
Joining the discussion:
- Viktor Olevich is the Lead expert at the Center for Actual Politics, a Moscow-based think tank.
- Klaus Larres is a professor of History and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Anton Fedyashin is a professor of History at American University.
- Pavlo Kukhta is the former Ukrainian Acting Minister of Economy.
Zelenskyy says Ukraine forces recaptured 6,000 sq km of territory from Russia in a counteroffensive this month, marking Moscow’s worst defeat.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) September 12, 2022
Ukrainian troops reclaimed a wide swath of territory from Russia on Monday, pushing back to the northeastern border in some places.
It's part of a lightning advance that forced Moscow to make a hasty retreat from occupied land.
Here is what is known.https://t.co/mjcqKEQF3t
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 12, 2022