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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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Russia again strikes Chasiv Yar, Donetsk Oblast

by The Kyiv Independent news desk January 28, 2023 2:41 AM 1 min read
Russian attacks hit a residential area in Chasiv Yar in Donetsk Oblast, causing fires at a local school, apartment buildings, and homes on Jan. 27. (Pavlo Kyrylenko/ Telegram)
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Russia again struck Chasiv Yar in eastern Donetsk Oblast with Salvo Rocket Launchers on Jan. 27, following a same-day attack that killed two.

According to Donetsk Oblast Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko, the attacks hit a residential area, causing fires at a local school, apartment buildings, and homes. No casualties have been reported yet.

Russian shelling of Chasiv Yarr killed two people and injured five on the morning of Jan. 27. The shelling began at 9 a.m. and lasted more than 1.5 hours. Dozens of residential and public buildings, as well as cars, were damaged Kyrylenko said in the morning.

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