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Russia says delivering massive strikes on Ukraine’s front lines: Report 14Sep 2022

Russia says delivering massive strikes on Ukraine's front lines, "Air, rocket and artillery forces are carrying out massive attacks on units of the.....

Russia says delivering massive strikes on Ukraine’s front lines

“Air, rocket and artillery forces are carrying out massive attacks on units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Russia said on Tuesday it was carrying out “massive strikes” on the Ukrainian frontline and accused Ukrainian troops of abusing civilians in occupied territories back in a dramatic retaliatory strike.

Moscow retaliated when it was forced to pull back its troops from the Northeast, especially in the Kharkiv region, after Kyiv’s lightning strike to recapture territory.

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The territorial changes marked one of Russia’s biggest setbacks since driving its troops from Kyiv in the early days of the nearly seven-month war, yet Moscow signaled it was close to agreeing to a negotiated peace. was not.

“Air, rocket and artillery forces are carrying out massive attacks on units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in all operational directions,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in its daily briefing on the conflict.

It added that “high-precision” attacks have also been launched on Ukrainian targets around Sloviask and Konstantinovka in the eastern Donetsk region.

The Kremlin accused the Kyiv army of mistreating civilians in the area it occupied.

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said there were reports of “abusive” treatment of civilians in the Kharkiv region.

“There are a lot of punitive measures … people are being tortured, people are being abused and so on,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Russia’s allegations came after Ukrainian authorities claimed to have found four bodies of civilians with “signs of torture” in the eastern village of Zaliznichne.

‘It’s too early to tell’

Residents reported that Russian soldiers had killed the villagers, the regional prosecutor’s office said while announcing a war crimes investigation.

Ukrainian forces launched their counter-offensive in early September, holding Russia’s military guard.

Images posted by the Ukrainian military show boxes of weapons and military hardware scattered in an area abandoned by Russian forces.

Around the north-eastern town of Balaklia, AFP reporters saw evidence of fierce fighting, with buildings destroyed or damaged and streets mostly deserted.

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As of Monday, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine’s military had withdrawn a total of 6,000 square kilometers (2,320 sq mi) from Russian control.

Ukraine said dozens of areas in the northeast, including the cities of Izyum, Kupiansk and Balaklia, had been withdrawn.

Ukraine also claimed significant gains in the southern Kherson region, where the Ukrainian military also said it had occupied 500 square kilometres.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken assessed that Ukrainians had made “significant progress” because of their resilience as well as US support.

“It is too early to say where this is going. Russia maintains very important forces in Ukraine as well as equipment and weapons and warships.

“They continue to be used indiscriminately against not only the Ukrainian armed forces but also civilians and civilian infrastructure,” Blinken said on Monday.

‘Tide turned’

The Institute for the Study of War, a US think tank, tweeted: “Ukraine has turned the tide, but the current counter-attack will not end the war.”

Defense Minister Oleksey Reznikov told the French daily Le Monde in an interview on Monday that the war with the help of Western weapons had entered a new phase.

Kyiv nonetheless intensified its calls for Western allies to employ more sophisticated weapons to aid in their fight.

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Russia says delivering massive strikes on Ukraine's front lines
Russia says delivering massive strikes on Ukraine’s front lines

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said, “Weapons, weapons, weapons have been on our agenda since spring. I am grateful to the partners who have answered our call: we share Ukraine’s battlefield successes.”

But Germany was once again in the limelight for failing to deliver Leopard battle tanks in search of Kyiv.

“There is not a single rational argument on why these weapons cannot be supplied, only abstract fears and excuses,” Kuleba said, as Chancellor Olaf Scholz deferred a question on the issue on Monday. , only saying that Germany would not “go-it-alone”. On the delivery of weapons.

Away from the battlefield, Ukraine’s allies were grappling with an energy crisis after Russia stopped deliveries to the bloc.

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin called for EU unity to counter Russian “blackmail” on energy supplies and more sanctions on Moscow.

Seeking emergency measures to reduce rising energy prices, the Czech Republic, which holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, called an extraordinary meeting on 30 September.

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Russia says delivering massive strikes on Ukraine’s front lines

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