Zelensky Addresses Soldiers at Flag-Raising Ceremony in Recaptured Izyum

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attended a flag-raising ceremony in Izyum in Kharkiv Oblast on Wednesday, September 14, after he said on Sunday that the city had been recaptured by Ukraine.

Video released by Zelensky shows the ceremony in a damaged Izyum.

“Our flag is already flying in the de-occupied Izyum,” Zelensky said on social media. “And it will be so in every Ukrainian city and village. We are moving in only one direction – forward and toward victory.” Credit: Volodymyr Zelensky via Storyful

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