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Military briefing: can Ukraine push the Russian army from the country?

By Ben Hall and Roman Olearchyk in Kyiv, and John Paul Rathbone

13 May 2022 · 4 min read

Only a fortnight ago, Russian forces were shelling Kharkiv from their positions on the outskirts of Ukraine’s second-biggest city.

Those same troops have now been pushed up to 30km back towards the Russian border following a successful Ukrainian counter-attack that has emboldened Kyiv to raise its military ambitions and its hopes of driving the invaders out of the country.

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