Russia reinforces Kharkiv to counter Ukraine push

Ukraine says killed ‘around 50 Russian occupiers’


KYIV: Ukrainian military command said on Thursday that government forces had repelled an attack by Moscow-backed rebels on front-line towns and killed “about 50 Russian occupiers”.

AFP could not immediately confirm the death toll.

“Shchastya is under control. 50 Russian occupiers were killed. Another Russian plane was destroyed in the Kramatorsk district. This is the sixth,” the armed forces general staff said on Twitter. 

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