Russia on Saturday claimed to have taken management of a small village close to the important thing metropolis of Kupiansk within the northeastern Ukrainian area of Kharkiv.
“The settlement of Gryanikovka… was fully liberated,” the protection ministry stated in a press release, referring to the Ukrainian village of Hryanykivka by its Russian title.
Hryanykivka was dwelling to round 600 folks earlier than the beginning of Russia’s offensive in Ukraine final February.
In September, Russian troops retreated from key cities within the northeastern area of Kharkiv, together with the important thing rail hub of Kupiansk.
Kupiansk is close to the frontline in jap Ukraine and locals concern it may be taken over once more.
The Ukrainian military stated earlier Saturday that Russian troops have been “conducting offensive actions” in a number of cities together with Kupiansk and Bakhmut, the jap metropolis that’s the scene of the longest and bloodiest battle of the warfare thus far.