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    Ukraine Says it Has Retaken Territory near Embattled Eastern City of Bakhmut

    Ukraine Says it Has Retaken Territory near Embattled Eastern City of Bakhmut

    , Ukraine — Ukrainian military commanders said Friday that their troops had recaptured more territory from Russian forces at the scene of the war's longest and bloodiest battle, for the eastern of Bakhmut, but it wasn't clear if this marked the of Kyiv's long-expected counteroffensive.

    's Defense Ministry, meanwhile, said Ukrainian forces had stepped up attacks north of the region while denying speculation by Russian military bloggers that the Kyiv forces had achieved “defense breakthroughs.”

    The 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) of territory that Ukrainian forces south of Bakhmut retook this week represented a significant gain and will protect an important supply chain, according to commanders of Ukraine's 3rd Separate Assault Brigade, a special forces unit that led the attack.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he met with the top military commanders Friday, noting that Gen. Oleksandr Syrskyi reported his forces “stopped the enemy and even pushed him back in some directions.”

    In his nightly address to the Ukrainian people, Zelenskyy praised his troops and noted the low morale of the Russian forces.

    “The occupiers are already mentally prepared for defeat. They have already lost this war in their minds,” he said. “We must push them every day so that their sense of defeat turns into their retreat, their mistakes, their losses.”

    In a statement on Telegram on Friday, Deputy Defense…

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