Ukrainians Retaking Territory Occupied By Russia In 2014 -British Report

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Servicemen of Ukrainian Military Forces walk along tranches on their position on the front line with Russia backed separatists, near Novognativka village, Donetsk region on February 21, 2022. (Photo by Anatolii STEPANOV / AFP)

News Investigators/ The Ukrainian weeks-old counteroffensive has advanced into territory occupied by Russian troops since 2014, according to the daily British intelligence report on the war in Ukraine released on Tuesday.

Members of the Ukrainian air force have made small advances in the east of the village of Krasnohorivka near the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, report published on Twitter said.

Recent multiple concurrent Ukrainian assaults across the Donbass have likely overstretched forces from the internationally unrecognised Donetsk People’s Republic and Chechen units operating there, the report, citing intelligence suggestions.

Russia troops launched a full-scale invasion of neighbouring Ukraine more than 16 months ago and currently occupied around 20 per cent of Ukrainian territory.

However, in 2014, Moscow already annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea in violation of international law.

That year, Russian-backed separatists also seized parts of the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The British Ministry of Defence had been publishing daily information on the course of the war since the Russian war of aggression began in February 2022.

Moscow accused London of a targeted disinformation campaign.

-Agency report

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