Zelensky: Russia Occupies 20% of Ukraine’s Territory

A Ukrainian service member inspects destroyed Russian military vehicles at his new position retaken by the Ukrainian forces, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine, May 31. (REUTERS/Dmytro Smolyenko)

(Reuters) – Russia is currently occupying about 20% of Ukraine’s territory, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told Luxembourg’s parliament in a video address on Thursday.

“We have to defend ourselves against almost the entire Russian army. All combat-ready Russian military formations are involved in this aggression,” he said, adding that the front lines of battle stretched across more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles).

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