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Russia units up army checkpoints close to Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest metropolis

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Russian troopers have arrange army checkpoints within the area containing Ukraine’s second largest metropolis, Kharkiv, the nation’s Ministry of Protection introduced Tuesday. 

The checkpoints will guarantee “the secure motion of army convoys” contained in the Kharkiv area, it mentioned in a Telegram publish. 

“The primary duties on the roadblocks are to make sure the protection of the motion of army convoys, civilians and to verify automobiles, drivers and passengers and to examine transported items,” the Kremlin added. 

A vehicle passes through a checkpoint near Kharkiv, Ukraine.

A car passes by way of a checkpoint close to Kharkiv, Ukraine.
(Russian Ministry of Protection)

Kharkiv is Ukraine’s second largest metropolis and as of final month, nonetheless had about a million residents, in line with its mayor. 

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Southeast of the area, “Russia has elevated the depth of its operations within the Donbas because it seeks to encircle Severodonetsk, Lyschansk, and Rubizhne,” the UK’s Ministry of Protection mentioned Tuesday. 

Russian forces search a vehicle at a checkpoint near Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Russian forces search a car at a checkpoint close to Kharkiv, Ukraine.
(Russian Ministry of Protection)

“At current the northern and southern axes of this operation are separated by roughly 16 miles of Ukrainian-held territory,” it added. 

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The U.Okay. Ministry mentioned “there was sturdy Ukrainian resistance with forces occupying properly dug-in defensive positions” and that “Ukraine’s long-established Joint Power Operation possible retains efficient command and management of this entrance.” 

Russian forces search a vehicle at a checkpoint near Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Russian forces search a car at a checkpoint close to Kharkiv, Ukraine.
(Russian Ministry of Protection)

However “Russia has, nonetheless, achieved some localized successes, due partially to concentrating artillery models,” it additionally mentioned. 

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