Ukraine seizes two villages from Russian occupation in surprise attack in Kharkiv region

Ukrainian forces launched a surprise offensive against Russian positions in the east of the country in an apparent expansion of their efforts to roll back the invasion. Reports of a Ukrainian attack on Balakliya, a Russian-held town about 43 miles southeast of Kharkiv, emerged on unofficial Ukrainian and Russian Telegram on Wednesday afternoon. The Ukrainian ministry of defence did not comment on the reports. Read the full article: Subscribe to The Telegraph with our special offer: just £1 for 3 months. Start your free trial now: Get the latest headlines: and are websites of The Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.


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