Ukraine 'appears to have won the Battle of Kharkiv,' think tank says

Ukrainian soldiers near Kharkiv
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A Ukrainian counteroffensive seems to have driven Russian forces back from Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, The Washington Post reports.

A senior U.S. defense official told reporters on Friday that Ukraine had reclaimed towns and villages in the vicinity of Kharkiv, forcing Russian troops back toward Ukraine's northern border.

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