Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said that last week Ukrainian troops liberated 2 square kilometers near Bakhmut in the Donetsk region.

This was reported by the Military Media Center.

According to her, a total of 51 square kilometers have been liberated in the Bakhmut area since the beginning of the Ukrainian offensive.

On the southern front, the Defense Forces liberated 5.2 square kilometers over the past week.

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Hanna Malyar noted that the Ukrainian military is advancing in the Melitopol direction.

"To the south and east of Robotyne, we had successes and over the past week 5.2 square meters were liberated in the southern direction. km," said the Deputy Minister of Defense.

In total, during the offensive in the south, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have already liberated more than 260 square kilometers. km.

Liberation of Klishchiivka

On September 17, soldiers of the Joint Assault Brigade of the National Police of Ukraine "Lyut", units of the 80th Separate Airborne Assault Brigade and the 5th Separate Assault Brigade returned Ukrainian flag over the village of Klishchiivka in the Donetsk region, located south of Bakhmut.