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Putin says Russia does not want to capture Kharkiv as troops advance – POLITICO

“As for Kharkiv, we have no such plans (to capture) today,” he added.

The Russian leader’s words will not comfort the Ukrainians. Long before Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine began in 2022, Putin had said one thing about Ukraine while often doing something far more aggressive.

The Kharkiv region was the scene of a Russian attack shortly after the Kremlin’s all-out war began in February 2022, but Ukrainian forces repelled the Russians in a lightning counteroffensive in the fall of the same year. year.

Putin’s remarks, delivered during a trip to China, come after Ukraine struck Russian territory and the occupied Crimean peninsula with a large-scale drone attack on Friday, setting fire to an oil refinery and killing two people. , according to Russian officials.

The Russian Defense Ministry said air defense downed 51 Ukrainian drones over Crimea, 44 over the Krasnodar region and six over the Belgorod region.

But in Tuapse, Kranodar region, drone attacks set an oil refinery on fire, although officials said the fire was quickly extinguished, according to the Moscow Times.

In the Belgorod region, local governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Telegram that a suicide drone had killed a mother and a young child who were passengers in a car.

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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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