Russia-Ukraine War: Kiev attacks on Moscow ‘work’, Ukrainian troops withdraw city of Izium. inside

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Russia-Ukraine War: Kiev attacks on Moscow ‘work’, Ukrainian troops withdraw city of Izium. inside

The war between Russia and Ukraine appears to be entering a new phase after Kiev dealt a major blow to Moscow’s hold on parts of the east with a fast-moving offensive in which Ukrainian forces invaded the strategic city of Izium after six months of occupation.

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When Ukrainian troops invaded the city of Izium on Saturday, it was more than a major military victory. It was a sign that Russian forces are trying to hold on to the area they have taken over the past six months, CNN reported.

Russian forces were forced to evacuate the strategic eastern city just five days after Ukrainian forces launched another offensive eastwards through the Kharkov region.

“Russians have escaped, leaving behind weapons and ammunition. The city center is free,” a spokesman for the Bohun Brigade of the Ukraine Land Forces said in a statement on Saturday afternoon.

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Ukrainian forces have liberated the Chkalovske settlement in the Kharkiv region from Russian troops, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Telegram on Sunday. , Kharkiv region,” Zelenskyy said.

In his daily video message late Friday, Zelenskyy said Ukraine’s armed forces had liberated and seized more than 30 settlements in the Kharkiv region.

The past five days have been the most ambitious ground attacks by the Ukrainians since Russia launched its large-scale invasion in late February.

“Weapons, weapons, weapons have been on our agenda since spring. I am grateful to the partners who have answered our call: Ukraine’s battlefield successes are our shared successes. Three agenda items are now schedule, schedule and schedule . victory and peace closer,” Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted.

Video and satellite images, located by CNN, show that progress has been accompanied by continued attacks on command posts, ammunition stockpiles and fuel reserves far behind the front lines.

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A senior US official said Ukrainian forces had had some success attacking Russian supply lines, intending to seal off and isolate Russian forces west of the Dnipro River.

Saturday’s rapid advance did not end with Izium, as Ukraine appeared to have opened a new front against Russian defenses at the border of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, CNN reported.

Ukrainian troops continue to make “significant gains” in the Kharkov region, Britain’s Defense Ministry tweeted on Sunday.

It said that although Russia has “probably withdrawn units from the area”, fighting continues “around the strategically important cities of Kupiansk and Izium”.

The head of the regional military administration for Luhansk, Serhiy Hayday, indicated that the city of Lysychansk was the target of the new offensive.

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Lysychansk was the last city in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine to fall under Russian control in July after weeks of fierce fighting. Hayday told CNN on Saturday that “the occupiers, both the collaborators and the military, are hurrying away.”

“The locals have videos and photos that prove that,” Hayday said. He said the visual evidence could not be shared for security reasons.

Ukraine’s defense minister Oleksiy Reznikov said Ukraine’s allies are “astonished” at the recent successes of the country’s military. At the end of a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, Reznikov said that Ukraine’s “partners were positively surprised by the dynamism of our forces’ activities” in the south and east of the country.

Meanwhile, the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant has been closed after being reconnected to the power grid, Ukraine’s nuclear power agency said on Sunday.