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Russia suffers setback in Ukraine but talk of Putin's demise is exaggerated

Around 8,000 sq km has been liberated by Ukrainian forces so far this month. PHOTO: NYTIMES
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LONDON - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claims that his country's armed forces are seizing more territory from Russia as it continues its counter-offensive.

In a Tuesday evening address, Mr Zelensky said that around 8,000 sq km have been liberated by Ukrainian forces so far this month, following Kyiv's lightning counter-offensive to take back lost terrain.

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