A responsible Ukrainian affirmed this Sunday that the region of Kherson in the south of the country, which fell into the hands of troops Russian at the beginning of its invasion in February, it would be recaptured by the troops of Kiev in September.

“We can say that the Kherson region will definitely be liberated in September, and the occupiers’ plans will fail,” claimed Sergiy Khlan, an assistant to the head of the region of Kherson, in an interview with Ukrainian television.

In recent weeks, the Ukrainian army, backed by Western powers sending long-range artillery, has been regaining ground in the region.

“It can be said that there was a turning point on the battlefield. We see that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are imposed in most of the recent operations.” Khlan said.

“We see how our armed forces are clearly advancing. We can say that we are moving from defensive to counter-offensive actions,” he added.

Russian troops took over the main city in the region, also known as Kherson on March 3, in what was the first major city to fall into the hands of Moscow since the beginning of the offensive, at the end of February.

The region, highly valued for its farmland, is the gateway to the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014.

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