Ukraine says long-anticipated southern offensive has begun

Monday - 29/08/2022 21:43
Ukraine says it has begun counter-offensive to retake Russian-held south.
(photo credit: REUTERS/ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO)
(photo credit: REUTERS/ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO)

Ukraine announced on Monday the start of a long-awaited counter-offensive to retake territory in the south seized by Russian forces since their invasion six months ago, a move reflecting Kyiv's growing confidence as Western military aid flows in.

The news came as a team from the UN nuclear watchdog headed to Ukraine to inspect the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant - captured by Russian forces in March but still run by Ukrainian staff - that has become a hotspot in the war.

Moscow and Kyiv have traded accusations of shelling in the vicinity of the nuclear plant, Europe's largest and close to front lines, amid fears of a radiation disaster in a country still haunted by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.


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