The mayor of Izium in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region, Vladimir Matsokin, said in a radio interview that the city had been liberated.
Matsokin told a Ukrainian radio station: “Our Armed Forces of Ukraine are in Izium. It cannot be said that the military operation to free Izium is over, but our military is working.”
Matsokin said above the Kremenets mountain town “our blue and yellow flag is already flying. This has been confirmed.”
“This is a real holiday – the Liberation Day of our city,” added Matsokin. “September 10th is the day of the liberation of Izium from the Russian invaders.”
THE CNN reported on Saturday (10) that, according to Ukrainian military officials involved in the operation, the first units entered Izium. There are no reports of Russian resistance; it appears that most Russian units had already left the city.
Ukrainian soldiers posted several videos and images of their presence at the entrances to the city.
Source: CNN Brasil