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Volodymyr Zelenskyy has confirmed the liberation of the city of Balakliia

Thursday, 8 September 2022, 21:40
Volodymyr Zelenskyy has confirmed the liberation of the city of Balakliia


President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has confirmed information about the liberation of the city of Balakliia, Kharkiv Oblast. It is now under control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Source: Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Telegram


Details: The president published a video message from the military personnel from the liberated Balakliia.

"Mr. President, Mr. Commander-In-Chief, the city of Balakliia in the Kharkiv Oblast has been taken under control. The order has been fulfilled. The Russian occupation forces withdrew. [The credit goes to] Kraken, the special unit of the Chief Intelligence Directorate. Today is 8 September, 16:00", a Ukrainian serviceman says on the published video. He stands on the roof with a flag of the Russian Federation under his feet, and behind him flies the Ukrainian flag.

Quote from Zelenskyy: "Everything is in its place. Flag of Ukraine in the free Ukrainian city under the free Ukrainian sky! Thank you! I'm proud! Take care of yourself! To the victory!"

Background: On 8 September, Ukrainian defenders published photos and videos from Balakliia, which was under occupation for 6 months. Until now, there has been no official confirmation of the liberation of the settlement. 

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