Ukrainian Armed Forces recaptured territory the size of Denmark from Russians - ISW

09:09 25 August Kyiv, Ukraine

Since mid-March, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have recaptured an area the size of Denmark from the Russians.

At the same time, over the past 39 days, the Russian army managed to capture 1% of what they lost, according to an August 24 report by the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

On Wednesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced a slowdown in the overall pace of offensive operations in Ukraine, while confirming that Moscow's goals in the war had not changed.

Military analysts believe the decision is an attempt by the Russian Defense Ministry to justify the marginal gains made by Russian forces in Ukraine over the past six weeks.
"Since the Russian troops resumed offensive operations after a pause on July 16, they have captured about 450.84 km2 of new territory, which is approximately the size of Andorra. Since March 21 (the expected date of the deepest advance into Ukraine), the Russian army has lost approximately 45,000 km2 of territory - an area larger than Denmark," the ISW stressed.