Russia Agreed to have RKharkiv in Ukraine withdraws its forces in the eastern part, after Kyiv said its troops had made sweeping gains in territory that had been under Russian military control for months. “In order to achieve the goals of the special military operation to liberate Donbass, it was decided to regroup Russian troops stationed in the Balaklia and Izium regions, to strengthen efforts on the Donetsk front,” Russia’s Defense Ministry said. A statement attempting to cover up the withdrawal of troops.
Russian forces were withdrawn, as Ukrainian troops claimed They entered the city of Kubiansk in KharkivAnd military observers say Kyiv’s military has made further progress.
The Defense Ministry said troops were withdrawn from Kharkiv to the Donetsk region during a three-day operation designed to reduce Russian losses. However, in Donetsk, the pro-Kremlin leader of the breakaway republic said heavy fighting was taking place between Russian and Ukrainian forces.
According to the Ukrainian military, in September Recovered “2,000 kilometers of territory” that had fallen into Russian handsUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed without specifying that km2. “Over the past few days, the Russian military has shown us the best it has: its back. After all, it did what it had to do: run away,” he added.
One of the last cities Ukraine It claims that Kubiansk was captured by Moscow troops shortly after the invasion began. UkraineOn February 24. The city is a key point on the Russian logistics supply route from Russian territory to the city of IsiumHighlight analysts quoted by the Ukrainian press.
The advance is part of an offensive launched by Ukrainian forces in the regions on August 29 Gerson Y Kharkiv This allowed 30 cities to recover Kharkiv.
“Kubiansk S Ukraine”, wrote a regional official on social networks, announcing the recapture of the city on the Russian border.
A total recapture of the city of 27,000 people would be a severe blow to Moscow, as it is crucial for supplying other Russian positions on the Eastern Front.
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said Ukraine’s counteroffensive in the east would liberate “more towns and villages”.
“Their bravery, coupled with Western military support, is yielding extraordinary results,” he added. “It is important to continue sending weapons Ukraine. Defeating Russia on the battlefield means a victory for peace Ukraine”, he emphasized.
Support from Germany
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbach made a surprise visit to Kyiv on Saturday, saying in a statement that Ukrainians “can continue to count on us”.
Germany will continue to support Kyiv “as long as necessary with arms supplies and humanitarian and financial assistance.”
In recent weeks, Germany has deployed howitzers, rocket launchers and anti-aircraft missiles UkraineObservers say that a portion of the weapons supplied by Western countries may have undermined Russia’s military capabilities.
Following a visit by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Thursday, he pledged nearly $3 billion in military aid. Ukraine and neighboring countries.
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