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Intense battles are taking place in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk Oblast, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address on June 8, amid reports that Ukraine's much-anticipated counteroffensive to regain territory is now underway.
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Ukrainian forces achieved some success around Bakhmut but suffered "significant" losses in personnel and heavy equipment, CNN wrote on June 8, citing U.S. officials. Although Kyiv's troops managed to overrun Russians in some areas, they encountered heavier resistance than expected, according to the report.

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General Staff: Ukrainian military repels more than 60 Russian assaults over past day

by The Kyiv Independent news desk March 30, 2023 6:53 AM 1 min read
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Ukraine's military repelled more than 60 Russian attacks in four areas on March 29, the General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces said in its morning briefing.

Russian forces are concentrating on conducting offensives toward Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Marinka in Donetsk Oblast, according to the the General Staff. Bilohorivka, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Marinka, and their outskirts remain the epicenter of the fighting.

Over the past 24 hours, Russia launched five missiles, 25 airstrikes, and 34 MLRS attacks against Ukraine.

As a result of a Russian air strike on the cities of Berislav in Kherson Oblast and Druzhkivka in Donetsk Oblast, civilians were injured, and homes and civil infrastructure were damaged.

The Ukrainian Air Force conducted five strikes against Russian temporary bases and Ukrainian air defense units destroyed a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber, according to the briefing.

Ukraine's rocket and artillery forces struck three concentration areas of Russian troops, weapons and military equipment, an anti-aircraft missile system, an ammunition depot, and two Russian fuel warehouses, the General Staff said.

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