After losing the battle of Kyiv, the Russian army lost another important battle, that of Kharkiv, the second largest city in Ukraine.
The Russian troops, which had already begun a few days ago a withdrawal from the surroundings of the city, retreated even further on Friday and yesterday.
Several Russian battalions were forced to retreat to avoid encirclement by the Ukrainian army.
The Russians also suffered a humiliating defeat when they tried several times, in vain, to cross the Donets River, south of Kreminna.
Yesterday Volodymyr Zelensky announced that the Ukrainian army had liberated more than 1,000 settlements in less than 24 hours.
Nevertheless, Vladimir Putin stubbornly persists in continuing the war.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who spoke to him on the phone on Friday, said there was no change in the Russian president, when he should gradually understand that only an agreement with Ukraine can get him out of the situation.
On the ground, the weapons sent by the NATO countries change the course of the war. Not only are the Ukrainian soldiers winning in the north, but they are also pounding the Russian positions in the south.
However, despite these victories, the war is not yet won for the Ukrainians.
Yesterday the Russians captured the town of Rubizhne. In addition, the Russians continue to shell several cities in Donbass. For example, Russian bombardments would destroy around fifty houses in the Luhansk region every day.