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Ukraine launches new push, claims gains against Russians in south

By John Hudson

27 Jul 2023 · 6 min read

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  1. Ukrainian forces have launched a new push in their counteroffensive against Russian invaders, making advances south of Orikhiv in the Zaporizhzhia region. The goal is to reach the Sea of Azov, which would cut off Moscow's land bridge to occupied Crimea.

ODESSA, Ukraine - Ukrainian forces have launched a new push in their counteroffensive against Russian invaders and made advances south of Orikhiv in the country's Zaporizhzhia region, officials said Wednesday.

Kyiv's goal is to reach the Sea of Azov, which would sever Moscow's land bridge to occupied Crimea, a key conduit for moving Russian troops, equipment and supplies into Ukraine.

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