A Ukrainian military unit fighting north of Kharkiv says it arrived at the Russian border, with the message: “Mr President, we did it!”
Video sent by the unit and released by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry shows a small group carrying a blue and yellow stake to the border line with Russia.
The Ukrainian military said on Monday that around Kharkiv “the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on maintaining its positions and preventing the advance of our troops” towards the border.
In recent days, Ukrainian forces have advanced towards the border in several places north and east of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city before the invasion began, with Russian forces withdrawing.
Ukrainian officials said last week they were liberating villages on the outskirts of the city.
The Ukrainian advances threaten a symbolic humiliation of pushing Kremlin forces back to their own border while expanding the strategic possibility of cutting Russia’s supply lines with its forces in the Donbass region further south.
Source: CNN Brasil