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Ukraine liberates Urozhaine in Donetsk Oblast

by Martin Fornusek August 16, 2023 8:42 AM 1 min read
Ukrainian soldiers prepare D-30 artillery for firing in the direction of Bakhmut as the Russia-Ukraine war continues in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine on Aug. 13, 2023. (Photo credit: Diego Herrera Carcedo/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar reported on Aug. 16 that the village of Urozhaine in Donetsk Oblast has been liberated, adding that offensive operations continue.

"Urozhaine liberated. Our defenders are solidifying newly taken positions," Maliar wrote on her Telegram channel."Offensive operations continue."

The village of Urozhaine lies close to Staromaiorske, another village in Donetsk Oblast that was liberated already in late July.

The General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces reported advances in the Urozhaine direction on Aug. 15. Later that day, Russian forces unsuccessfully attempted to regain lost positions in the sector, the General Staff added.

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