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Pushing east of Kupyansk, Ukrainian forces expand offensive

By Yaroslav Trofimov

25 Sep 2022 · 7 min read

The Wall Street Journal has an engrossing on-the-ground report from eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces are closing in on the Luhansk region—one of four areas Russia seeks to annex within days.

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KUPYANSK, Ukraine—The grain elevator towering over the eastern edge of Kupyansk, the former seat of Russian power in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region, was supposed to be defended by soldiers from an elite Russian unit.

But when troops from Ukraine’s International Legion moved to seize the compound on Thursday, part of the developing Ukrainian military offensive east of the Oskil River, the expected firefight never happened.

The news, curated.

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