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Russia claimed Wednesday the capture of Klichtchiïvka, in eastern Ukraine. It was one of the few localities that the Ukrainian army reconquered during its summer 2023 offensive, which ultimately failed.

The Ukrainian forces have been on the defensive since this failure and lack soldiers and weapons, a situation accentuated by the multiple delays in military aid promised by the West, including the Americans.

Opposite, Russian troops have regained the initiative and are making a slow push on the eastern front, where they have recorded tactical successes and captured a series of localities, notably the fortress town of Avdiïvka, in FEBRUARY.

No breakthrough

This advance, at the cost of heavy losses, has however not allowed them, for the moment, to achieve a real breakthrough.

It is in this dynamic that Russia announced on Wednesday that it had conquered the village of Klichtchiïvka located in the Donetsk region approximately 5 km south of Bakhmout, a town destroyed by the fighting and fell into the hands of the Russians in May 2023 after a ten month battle.

“Units of the Southern group, after active operations, liberated the settlement of Klichchiivka,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in its daily report.

kyiv had announced the reconquest of this village in September 2023, during its major summer offensive intended to push the front into the east and the south, with the help of Western weapons, but which crashed into Russian defenses.

On May 15, Moscow also claimed to have retaken, in the south, Robotyné, a town – completely destroyed – symbolic because it had also been one of the few to have been kidnapped during this offensive.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stressed Tuesday evening that difficult fighting was taking place mainly in the Donetsk region.

The situation in “the Pokrovsk sector and other sectors of the Donetsk region – Kramatorsk, Kurakhové – remains extremely difficult, most of the fighting is currently taking place there”, he said.

New strike in Kharkiv

The weakened Ukrainian army has also had to face, since May 10, a Russian offensive in the Kharkiv region (north-east), where it has had to send valuable reinforcements.

On Wednesday, a drone attack on a police car “on its way to rescue civilians” caused, according to kyiv, the death of a Ukrainian police officer while another was injured in Vovchansk, a city at the heart of the clashes in this zone.

The evening before, Volodymyr Zelensky affirmed that the Ukrainian army had obtained “tangible results” in the face of this offensive, even if the fighting continues.

Previously, he had said that it could be the “first wave” of a broader offensive, to seize, among other places, Kharkiv.

On Wednesday, a strike on this city, the second in Ukraine, left at least ten injured, regional governor Oleg Synegoubov reported early in the afternoon. Its mayor, Igor Terekhov, said that the Shevchenkivsky district, in the north of this city, had been affected.

President Vladimir Putin said last week that the objective of this offensive was to create a “buffer zone” in Ukrainian territory to put an end to strikes on Russian border areas, which Ukraine carries out in response to the bombings. masses who have been mourning him for more than two years.

Drone Shards

On Wednesday, a man was killed and two people injured by shrapnel from Ukrainian drones shot down over one of these areas, the Belgorod region, according to its governor Vyacheslav Gladkov.

Separately, one person died and two others were injured in Lysychansk, in the eastern Ukrainian region of Lugansk, following shooting by Ukrainian armed forces, according to a Source in the emergency services, cited by the security agency. Russian press TASS.

The city of Lysychansk was taken in the first months of the invasion, in spring 2022, by the Russian army. On Tuesday, it said it had captured a nearby village, Bilogorivka.

This article was automatically published. Sources: ats / afp

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