Street fighting in the street center of Kharkiv, the second largest city in the country after Kiev, a few kilometers from the border with Russia (FOLLOW THE HOUR FOR NOW). In the morning, the governor of the region, Oleh Synyehubov, admitted, in a post on Facebook, that the Russian forces had managed to overcome the defense of the city and asked citizens who do not fight to stay in shelters or at home. Around 1pm (Italian time) the governor himself announced the expulsion of the Russian troops: “The Ukrainian forces have regained control of Kharkiv”. Kharkiv with approx 1.5 million inhabitants. “The captured Russian soldiers are demoralized, they have no connection with the central command, they don’t understand and they don’t know what will happen. Since the start of the attack on Ukraine, they do not get food and water, the equipment has no fuel reserves, ”he wrote in another post showing photos of captured soldiers. “By leaving their positions, the Russian fighters are trying to hide among civilians, begging people for clothes and food. Be careful, do not open the door to strangers, do not help the Russian aggressor to hide, ”he appealed.
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