Zelensky: We secured control over the areas in the northern part of the Kharkiv region

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said today that Ukrainian forces have secured control over areas in the northern part of the Kharkiv region where Russian troops entered this month.

- Our soldiers have now managed to take combat control over the border area into which the Russian occupiers have entered - said Zelensky in his nightly video address.

Zelensky's comments, after a meeting of military and regional officials in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, appeared to be at odds with those of Russian officials.

Viktor Vodolatsky, a member of the lower house of parliament, the Duma, said that Russian forces control more than half of the territory of the border town of Vovchansk, as quoted by the Tass news agency.

Vodolacki said that once Vovchansk is secured, Russian forces will move into three cities in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region: Slavyansk, Kramatorsk and Pokrovsk.

 

PRESIDENT Volodymyr Zelensky said today that Ukrainian forces have secured control over areas in the northern part of the Kharkiv region where Russian soldiers entered this month.

 

"Our soldiers have now succeeded in taking combat control over the border area into which the Russian occupiers have entered," Zelensky said in his overnight video address.

 

The Russians claim to control more than half of Vovchansk

Zelensky's comments, after a meeting of military and regional officials in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, appeared to be at odds with those of Russian officials.

 

Viktor Vodolatsky, a member of the lower house of parliament, the Duma, said that Russian forces control more than half of the territory of the border town of Vovchansk, as quoted by the Tass news agency.

 

Vodolacki said that once Vovchansk is secured, Russian forces will move into three cities in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region: Slavyansk, Kramatorsk and Pokrovsk.

Reuters could not independently verify reports from the battlefield by either side.

Russian forces penetrated the border areas of Ukraine's Kharkiv region this month, and the Russian Defense Ministry said they had secured control of about 12 settlements.

Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials have announced success in "stabilizing" the area.

The General Staff of the Ukrainian Army said in an evening report that the situation in Vovchansk is "tense, but under the control of the defense forces."

- The Russian army launched air terror on this city today. Eight cluster bombs hit the city, the statement said, adding that at least two other settlements north of Kharkiv were attacked.

Ukrainian military bloggers said Ukrainian troops were holding back around Vovchansk and that Russian forces were using less infantry in the area and instead firing from a distance, with limited accuracy.

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