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Zelenskyy on strikes on launchers within Russian territory: 'It's working'

Zelenskyy on strikes on launchers within Russian territory: 'It's working' Photo: President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)

The advancement of Russian forces in the northern part of the Kharkiv region has slowed down due to permission from Ukraine's partner countries to use Western weapons along the Russian border. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced this during his evening address.

"Thank you to everyone who has helped and continues to help. We see how the world's determination is opening new prospects for restoring our security. This particularly is about the security of Kharkiv," the President said.

He noted that the situation in Kharkiv and the region has been significantly influenced by the destruction of positions and launchers of Russian troops by our forces near the border. According to the President, this truly matters.

"It's working. Just as we expected. And based on the results of the battles already in June, on various sections of the front, I want to thank all our soldiers," he emphasized.

Russian advance into the Kharkiv region

In early May, Russian troops resumed their advance from the north into the Kharkiv region. Since then, Ukrainian defenders have been repelling enemy attacks on this front.

As of today, Russia only controls a small part of Vovchansk. They also regularly use guided aerial bombs to strike populated areas in the Kharkiv region.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that Russia has failed to achieve its goals in the Kharkiv region and announced reinforcement of this direction.