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Ukraine war latest: Russian forces take control of village in Kharkiv region – defence ministry

Volodymyr Zelenskyy has praised his forces’ successes during his nightly address. 

The Ukrainian president said his troops had grown in confidence, particularly in the Kharkiv region. 

However, his message comes after Russia’s defence ministry said its forces captured the village of Starytsia in the Kharkiv region earlier today – just eight days after a new Russian push in the area began.

“The occupier is losing its infantry and equipment, a tangible loss, even though, just as in 2022, it was counting on a quick advance on our land,” Mr Zelenskyy said, referring to Russia’s initial invasion of Ukraine in February of that year.

In the eastern Donetsk region around Chasiv Yar, a city seen as a key target in Russia’s campaign, Mr Zelenskyy said Ukrainian forces had repelled a Russian assault. 

“Our soldiers destroyed more than 20 units of the occupier’s armoured vehicles,” he added.