General Zaluzhny announced that the Ukrainian army regained 40% of the territory controlled by Russian forces after the outbreak of hostilities in February 2022.
“Ukrainian armed forces have liberated 40% of the territory controlled by Russia in a full-scale conflict,” said the commander of the Ukrainian army, General Valery Zaluzhny, on January 2, adding that the frontline is now 1,500 long.
According to General Zaluzhny, Ukrainian soldiers undergo military training on the territory of 17 European countries. “More than 20,000 soldiers have been trained thanks to international partners,” said General Zaluzhny.
“In 2022, more than 600,000 people will be evacuated from the war zone, and more than two million tons of humanitarian goods will be delivered,” General Zaluzhny reported. Russia has not commented on the statement of the Ukrainian general.
General Zaluzhny commented in the context of the Ukrainian military leadership that the hostilities fell into a stalemate when the warring sides failed to make progress and defeat the enemy’s attacks. Ukraine also expressed a desire to supply more new and advanced weapons.
The war between Russia and Ukraine broke out in February 2022 and has not shown any signs of cooling down after more than 10 months. Russia and Ukraine have not yet agreed on a proposal leading to a peace agreement.
Negotiations between the two sides have stalled since the end of March 2022, with Russia and Ukraine blaming each other for hindering negotiations.
Ukraine regained control of many territories after a counter-offensive in September-October 2022. Meanwhile, Russia stepped up large-scale raids on important Ukrainian infrastructure and fortified its defenses after withdrawing troops from some areas.