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New frontline in Ukraine is close to Luhansk separatist 'border' - TASS

New frontline in Ukraine is close to Luhansk separatist 'border' - TASS

Reuters · 09/14/2022 05:14
New frontline in Ukraine is close to Luhansk separatist 'border' - TASS

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- The frontline in eastern Ukraine is approaching the borders of territory claimed by the separatist Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), a senior Russian-backed LPR military commander told the TASS agency on Wednesday.

Russian forces have seized control of the entire LPR - one of two regions that make up Ukraine's eastern Donbas region - since first entering Ukraine on Feb. 24 with a stated aim of wresting the entire Donbas from Kyiv's control.

But a lightning Ukrainian counteroffensive over the last week has driven Russian forces back and is bringing the frontline closer to the LPR's self-proclaimed borders, commander Andrey Marochko said on Wednesday.


(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin Liffey)