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Russia is failing in its attempt to cross Donetsk to control the Donbass in eastern Ukraine.

Russia is collecting setbacks in the final hours of the conflict on Ukrainian soil. On the withdrawal of Russian troops from the city of Kharkov, to the north of the country; Now add a failed attempt to force the Sivirsky-Donetsk River in the east of the country, which would allow them to control the southern part of the Donbass, one of the main military targets of the Kremlin.

The Ukrainian army, later confirmed by Western sources, assured this Friday that it had succeeded in stopping and provoking the withdrawal of Russian troops attempting to cross the aforementioned Donetsk River. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and other sources associated with volunteers fighting Russian forces, the Russian army was trapped after crossing the river and was forced to disperse due to local artillery fire.

According to Ukrainian sources, the Russians were trapped after crossing the river and lost more than 70 pieces of equipment.

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According to these sources, Russian troops attempting to cross the Donetsk River west of Severodonetsk in the Donbas suffered heavy losses and, in fact, had to abandon some of their equipment during the retreat, and there were soldiers who were even forced to swim to safety.

The Russians tried to cross this river for four days, according to the Ukrainians, and in their attempts lost more than 70 pieces of equipment and two battalions of infantry with engineers.

As for Kharkiv, according to The New York Times, the Russian army is withdrawing troops from the outskirts of the city, Ukraine’s second-largest city, which has been under heavy shelling in recent days. The newspaper, referring to official Ukrainian and Western allied sources, assures that the Russians have lost their positions in this region adjacent to the Donbass, where the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk regions recognized by Moscow are located. The Ukrainian authorities believe that now the Kremlin is likely to redirect troops to the southeast.

According to the latest report from the Institute for the Study of War (USA), the Ukrainian counteroffensive in Kharkiv is also forcing Russian units still near the city to focus their bombardment on the attacking Ukrainian forces instead of continuing their attacks. the city itself.

According to the institute, “the Ukrainian counter-offensive near Kharkov is starting to look very much like the counter-offensive that finally drove Russian troops out of Kyiv and western Ukraine, although it is too early to tell if the Russians here will make such a decision.” due to possible recall.

Russia attacks Ukrainian refinery in the center of the country

Russia attacked a Ukrainian oil refinery in Kemenchuk, in the center of the country, which was supplying Ukrainian troops, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

According to the same sources, the plant, located in the Poltava region, was hit by high-precision weapons. “Factory premises and tanks with gasoline and diesel fuel, intended to supply the Ukrainian army, have been destroyed,” he said.

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