Ukraine is doing everything possible to liberate the occupied territories from the invaders and is making progress, in particular in the Black Sea.

This was stated on the air of a nationwide telethon by the head of the Ministry of Defense Rustem Umerov.

He noted that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have achieved serious success in the Black Sea, although Ukraine does not have its own powerful fleet.

"We have shown the whole world that we can succeed despite the fact that we do not have such a powerful fleet. We forced Russia to withdraw from the temporarily occupied Crimea. These developments, which we are preparing for 2024, will give us a very good capacity for them to leave our Crimea forever," the minister said.

Earlier, it was reported that the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Rustem Umerov said that Ukraine would receive F-16 fighter jets in the short term.

In addition, we previously reported that the Security Service of Ukraine for the first time disclosed the details of a unique special operation to liberate the Kyiv region.