President Zelenskyy Surveys Damage in Ukraine's Kharkiv.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy surveyed bombarded buildings in the eastern city of Kharkiv on Sunday.

Zelenskyy met with regional officials from Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, to discuss rebuilding new homes following the area's destruction.

Zelenskyy made the rare visit outside the capital, Kyiv on Sunday to meet Ukrainian forces in Kharkiv, a trip meant to highlight the success of Kyiv in driving Russia away from Ukraine’s second-largest city.

Ukrainian regional military administrator Oleh Synyehubov said 31% of the Kharkiv region is still occupied by Russian forces.

Ukrainian officials have signaled for weeks they hoped to launch a new southern counteroffensive to retake control of Kherson to try to cut off Russia’s supply routes into the city on bridges over the Dnipro River. They said their attack would depend on the delivery of more Western artillery systems.

Russia’s military says it has taken the eastern Ukrainian town of Lyman, a key railway hub in the Donetsk region. The capture could signal a shift in the momentum of the war.

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