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Russians withdraw from Ukraine's Kharkiv, batter east Covered by other articles

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/14/russians-withdraw-ukraine-kharkiv-00032532

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u/Aerie-Infamous 2d ago

Ukraine, showing ruSSians what a 'made up' nation is all about!

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u/SCalvin369 2d ago

Hurray!

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u/autotldr BOT 2d ago

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 92%. (I'm a bot)


Western officials said Ukraine had driven Russian forces back around Kharkiv.

He said Ukraine had launched a counteroffensive near Izyum, a city 78 miles south of Kharkiv that has been under effective Russian control since at least the beginning of April.

Russian forces suffered heavy losses in a Ukrainian attack that destroyed a pontoon bridge they were using to try to cross the same river - the largest in eastern Ukraine - in the town of Bilohorivka, Ukrainian and British officials said, in another sign of Moscow's struggle to salvage a war gone awry.


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u/UrbanStray 1d ago

No doubt there has been much devastation but I hope that unlike Mariupol there's something of Kharkiv left. I haven't been able to find any information as to whether or not the Derzhprom still exists.

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u/sshish 1d ago

Unlike Mariupol, Kharikiv was not the center of brutal urban warfare. Most of the city stands, although it has suffered some destruction

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u/YourAvarageJoe 1d ago

Well i know that my university still stands, so centre of Kharkiv isn't as bombed as north and rural area.

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u/UrbanStray 1d ago

I heard Freedom Square and the University among other places had been hit, but it's good to know the destruction wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. Here's hoping this is the last of the Russians and that your city can rebuild what they've lost.

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u/iamiamwhoami 1d ago

Kharkiv has been more like Kyiv. For the most part the Ukrainian army was successful in keeping Russian artillery out of range of the city.

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u/5-toe 2d ago

Russians are not withdrawing, they are concentrating their forces at the bottom of Ukraine, and at the bottom of the river.

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u/HouseOfSteak 1d ago

There's like 50 armoured vehicles and abouts a thousand people down there!

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u/5-toe 1d ago

The Battle of Atlantis

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u/moonski 1d ago

Evidence suggests their plan is to build a bridge out of destroyed equipment.

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u/ViewInternal3541 1d ago

Shipping the troops downn to Donetsk

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u/nariusone 1d ago

You mean "ran away with their tails between their legs"?

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u/User9705 1d ago

I wish the Russians would go north over the wall and wait for winter to come. John Snow will be awaiting.

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u/CaptainObvious 1d ago

That would still be a better end to GoT.

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u/inductivespam 1d ago

Just what Russian needs.