Fighting rages as Zelensky admits fifth of Ukraine in Russian hands

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A fifth of Ukraine is now under Russian occupation, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the eve of the 100th day since the Russian invasion began. “As of today, 20% of our territory is under the control of the occupiers,” Zelensky said in a video statement to the Luxembourg parliament on Thursday, the equivalent to 125,000 square kilometres. “That’s more than the entire Benelux,” said Zelensky, using a common term used for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. He also noted that the front line between the warring countries now extended over 1,000 kilometres. Russian troop…

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