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Zelenskyy vows no let-up as Ukraine troops cross key river in northeast

Crossing the Oskil River is another important milestone in Ukraine's counter-offensive in the northeastern Kharkiv region

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife Olena lay flowers to the Memory Wall of Fallen Defenders of Ukraine, amid Russias attack on Ukraine, during marking the Independence Day in Kyiv, Ukraine (Photo via Reuters)
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Ukrainian troops “have pushed across the Oskil"

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed there would be no let-up in Ukraine’s fight to regain its territory as Kyiv said its troops had crossed a major river, paving the way for an assault on Russia’s occupation forces in the eastern Donbas region. Crossing the Oskil River is another important milestone in Ukraine’s counter-offensive in the northeastern Kharkiv region. 
 
The river flows south into the Siversky Donets, which snakes through the Donbas, the main focus of Russia’s invasion. Further beyond lies Luhansk province, the base for Russia’s separatist proxies since 2014 and fully in Russian hands since July after some of the

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First Published: Sep 19 2022 | 10:14 PM IST

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