Today the Ukrainian flag was hoisted over the town of Balakliya in Kharkiv Region, which had been liberated from the Russian occupiers, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said.
"Everyone is it should be. The flag of Ukraine in a free Ukrainian city under a free Ukrainian sky! Thank you! Proud! Take good care of yourselves! To victory! Glory to Ukraine!" he noted.
Since the beginning of the week, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have recaptured over 20 settlements temporarily occupied by the Russians in Kharkiv Region.