More than 2,600 Ukrainian towns are occupied
At the end of the 129th day of the war, on July 2, 2022, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy declared in a video message that 2,610 Ukrainian communities were under Russian occupation.
“After February 24, 2022, hostilities have spread to ten Ukrainian regions, and 1,027 cities and villages were liberated during this time. There are still 2,610 populated areas occupied by Russia,” he said.
Zelenskyy noted that most of these communities would need rebuilding because the Russian army had utterly destroyed them. In addition, missiles fired from other parts of Ukraine struck dozens more cities. Hundreds of enterprises were demolished. Among them are complicated, hazardous industries like chemical and metallurgical, mentioned the President of Ukraine.