According to Kyiv, Ukrainian forces have continued their rapid advance in the eastern Kharkiv and Donetsk districts, have liberated more than 20 settlements in the past 24 hours.
Earlier, Ukrainian authorities announced that Russian missiles and air strikes on civilian infrastructure had caused widespread power outages. The mayor of Kharkiv said the attacks were Russian retaliation for Kyiv’s recent territorial gains.
Ben Hodges, former commander of U.S. Forces Europe, will join DW to provide a military analysis of how the Ukrainian military was able to retake territory in the northeast in such a short time.
The UNSTOPPABLE Ukraine Counter Offensive
The Ukrainian counter-offensive has pretty much made it to the Russian border next to Belgorod and is working on securing all the small towns and villages. In the Belgorod region, it looks like the Ukrainian forces are shooting over the border into Russia.
The Ukrainian forces took control of two bridgeheads that can be used to transfer troops over the river to continue the counter-offensive.
When the Russian forces take out the bridges in Ukraine, their heavy equipment gets stuck in the river. The Ukrainian forces have to pull the equipment out of the river.
Ukrainian forces are making progress, and they’re hitting the Antonovsky Bridge with precision-guided weapons to prevent the Russians from resupplying their soldiers.
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