Russia has withdrawn its troops from Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.
Ukraine’s retaliation forced the Russian army to retreat into the region.
Ukrainian troops cut off a vital supply line to the Russian army.
Moscow. Russia’s Defense Ministry announced on Saturday that it was withdrawing its troops from two regions of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s retaliation since last week has forced Russian forces to retreat into the region. The news that Ukrainian forces are gaining ground south of Kharkiv, the country’s second largest city, could be another major breakthrough in the war for the Ukrainian military. At the start of the war, he achieved considerable success by thwarting the Russian attempt to capture the capital, Kyiv.
According to a report by AP news agency, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that troops will be redeployed to Donetsk before the Balaklia and Izium regions. Izium was a major base for Russian forces in the Kharkiv region, and videos shared on social media earlier this week showed residents of Balaklia cheering as Ukrainian forces entered the area. The claim to withdraw troops to focus on Donetsk parallels Russia’s excuse for withdrawing its forces from the Kyiv region earlier this year. Then the Russian army failed to capture the capital of Kyiv.
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Whereas earlier on Saturday, Ukrainian officials claimed a major victory in the Kharkiv region, saying their troops had cut off a vital Russian army supply line to Izium. It was also claimed that Russian troops had recaptured the city of Kupiansk, a city on the supply line of Izium. Britain’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday that Ukrainian forces had advanced 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Kharkiv. The Russian army is increasingly isolated around Aegium. The British military stated that the loss of Kupiyansk would have a great impact on Russian supply lines.
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First Published: 11 September 2022, 05:44 IST