The attacks in Kharkiv, Ukraine, last Saturday, 16, caused chaos in the country’s second largest city.Sergey Popock/AFP
Posted on 04/23/2022 09:56
Kyiv – Ukraine, 23, said Saturday it has reoccupied three towns near Kharkiv, the country’s second largest city in the east, while the Russian army is concentrated in Donbas and the south. “Yesterday morning, our Ukrainian army successfully launched a counterattack. After a long and fierce fighting, our forces expelled the Russian forces from Bezruki, Slatin and Prudyanka,” Oleg Senegubov, governor of the Kharkiv region, said in Telegram.
Prudyanka is about 15 kilometers from the Russian border. Senegubov said that two people were killed and 19 others wounded in Russian shelling in the Kharkiv region in the past 24 hours.
According to a spokesman for the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Kharkiv is still “partially surrounded” by Russian forces. And these are still found, above all, in the northwest, strengthening their positions “in the south of the city”.
Oleksiy Aristovich, an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, declared that Russian forces in Donbass, an area that Moscow wants to fully control, are “concentrating their efforts in the area between Slaviansk and Kramatorsk.”
He added that the Russians “are carrying out offensive and reconnaissance operations to try to find weaknesses in our defense.”
And to the south, an area that is also a priority target of the Russian troops, “they are trying to continue their offensive in the city of Gulyaipol”, in the Zaporizhia Province, halfway between the homonymous city and the port of Mariupol.
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