Ukraine drives Russians out of Kharkiv, crops flag on border with Russia, officers say

Ukrainian servicemen squat throughout a patrol in a just lately retaken village, north of Kharkiv, east Ukraine, Sunday, Might 15, 2022. (G3 Field Information Picture/Mstyslav Chernov) Mstyslav Chernov/G3 Field Information

Ukraine drives Russians out of Kharkiv, crops flag on border with Russia, officers say

Victor I. Nava

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Ukrainian forces have pushed Russia out of the Kharkiv area and again throughout the Russian border, officers say.

Ukraine’s normal employees stated over the weekend that Russian troops have been withdrawing from the northeastern metropolis of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest metropolis. Video shared on social media by Ukrainian officers Sunday purported to indicate Ukrainian troops in Kharkiv shifting all the way in which to the Russian border and reinstalling a border signal on the Ukrainian facet, reclaiming the territory. Kharkiv has been bombarded by Russian forces for the reason that begin of Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion.

“I’m grateful to everybody who holds the road and brings nearer to Donbas, Pryazovia, and Kherson the identical factor that’s taking place now within the Kharkiv area,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated on Saturday. “Step-by-step we’re forcing the occupiers to go away our land. We are going to make them depart the Ukrainian sea as properly.”

The Ukrainian counteroffensive in Kharkiv started in early Might and is harking back to the late March and early April battle within the Kyiv area that pushed Russian forces out of Ukraine and north into Belarus.


Video shared by Ukrainian officers and others on social media Sunday purported to indicate the 227th battalion of the 127th Territorial Protection Brigade of Ukraine reaching the border with Russia within the Kharkiv area and reinstalling a publish painted in blue and yellow stripes, the colours of the Ukrainian flag, alongside the border.

Based on the Ukrainian army, Russian forces are actually specializing in guarding provide routes and attacking Ukrainian forces and fortifications within the jap Donetsk area, the place Russian progress has largely stalled, in response to Western officers.

A lieutenant within the Territorial Protection Brigade advised Reuters that he stays involved that Russian forces could attempt to make one other push to reclaim the Kharkiv area, in contrast to what occurred in Kyiv final month.

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“We predict it’s potential that the Russians will come again,” stated the lieutenant who goes by “Mikhayl.”

“Putin won’t ever forgive us. It is going to be troublesome for him to clarify to the Russian folks why his particular operation is over.”

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