War Updates: Russian army retreats in Kharkiv, Ukraine President Zelensky says ‘Good decision, pushed back in Izium too’

Some important information has come to the fore in the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. The first is that Ukraine has captured the main railway city of Kupiyansk in the northeast. The second information has been given by the Russian Defense Ministry. It has said that the Russian army has been asked to temporarily withdraw from the Kharkiv region. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed the Russian military’s decision to withdraw, calling it “a good decision”. Ukrainian forces have entered Russia’s heavily occupied Izium.

Ukraine pushes Russian forces back from Izium
Ukrainian forces have entered Russia’s heavily occupied Izium. Russia has started to step back in view of Ukraine’s spurt in the six-month-old war. Izium mayor Valery Markenko said he was in contact with local police and emergency services.

Ukraine also occupied the major railway junction Kupiyansk. This has closed the way of logistics for Russia in the Donbass. The Russian Defense Ministry has also confirmed the withdrawal of forces from Izium. Izium is a strategically important logistics route. It was occupied by Russian forces after a week-long fierce battle. This victory could turn the tide of the war.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a nightly address, “Our forces have recaptured more than 30 fronts in Kharkiv. Now the process of moving forward will continue. According to a study by Washington-based think tank The Institute for the Study of War, Russia has so far been driven out of 2,500 square kilometers under the campaign that started this week.

Ukrainian authorities released photos of Ukrainian soldiers raising the national flag in Kupiyansk on Saturday. Ukrainian police were seen patrolling a large area liberated from Russian occupation. There are piles of gunpowder after the escape of Russian soldiers from the fronts. Russia has a direct rail link with Kupiansk.

This has closed the main entrance to Moscow and thousands of Russian soldiers are feared trapped in the area. A photo posted on Facebook by Kharkiv Regional Council chairperson Natalia Popova showed the Ukrainian flag flying over the Kupiyansk city hall, with the Russian flag under the feet of Ukrainian soldiers here. Russian vehicles were seen burning in Harakov.

Logistics were being delivered to Russian forces fighting on the Donbass Front from Kupiyansk, a major railway town in northeastern Ukraine. But now the Ukrainian army has captured it. Ukrainian authorities on Saturday released photos of Ukrainian soldiers raising the national flag in the city. After coming out of the occupation of this city, the threat of shameful defeat has arisen in front of Russia. On the other hand, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that running away from Ukraine’s aggressive counter-attacks is a “good decision” by the Russian military.

Ukrainian police were seen patrolling a large area recently rescued from Russian occupation. There are piles of gunpowder after the escape of Russian soldiers from the fronts. Russia has a direct rail link with Kupiansk. This has closed the main entrance to Moscow and thousands of Russian soldiers are feared trapped in the area.

The photo showed the Ukrainian flag flying over the city hall of Kupiyansk, while the Russian flag was here under the feet of Ukrainian soldiers. Natalia wrote, ‘Kupiansk is Ukraine. Brilliant victory of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.’ The Ukrainian Security Service has also confirmed this.

Vehicles bearing the ‘Z’ symbol of the Russian offensive were seen burning on the streets in dozens of recaptured villages in Hrakov. Piles of rubbish and gunpowder were seen in the hastily abandoned fronts of Russia. On one wall it is written, Hello, we are from Russia. There were three bodies lying in a white bag. A local resident told that the Ukrainian police had arrived here a day earlier. He checked the identity cards of all the people living here after the Russian occupation.

Forces withdrawn from Kharkiv region for the time being: Russian Defense Ministry
At the same time, it has been said by the Ministry of Defense of Russia on Saturday that the Russian army has been asked to temporarily leave the Kharkiv region for the time being. Here in the past few weeks, the Ukrainian army has attacked quite aggressively, due to which the Russian army has to decide to retreat.

CNN also quoted a local pro-Russian official here as saying that the Russian army is temporarily leaving the region for the time being. Actually Vovchansk district is where the logistics for the Russian army are taken. In a post made by the military-civilian administration here on its telegram, it is said that the Russian army is temporarily leaving Vovchansk!! The exodus of people from the city continues.

The administration quoted a member of the Russian parliament, Evgeny Evtushenko, as saying that the local headquarters would be moved across the border to the Russian city of Belgorod. For the safety of civilians, the Russian army has decided to leave the city.

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