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Russia Confirms Flight of Troops From Ukraine’s Kharkiv Area

  • Kyiv’s forces capture logistical hub, Russian staging post
  • Military gains mark major setback for Russian invasion
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WATCH: A Ukrainian offensive in the Kharkiv region threatens to derail the Kremlin’s bid to cement control of Ukraine’s east. Maria Tadeo reports.Source: Bloomberg
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Thousands of Russian troops retreated in the face of a lightning Ukrainian offensive in the Kharkiv region that threatens to derail the Kremlin’s bid to cement control of Ukraine’s east.  

A local Moscow-backed official and pro-Russian military bloggers said Saturday that Kremlin forces had pulled out of Izyum, a staging post for the campaign in Donbas, to avoid being encircled.