Russian-installed Kharkiv official: Ukraine's troops outnumbered Russia's by eight times


Reuters | Moscow | Updated: 12-09-2022 13:48 IST | Created: 12-09-2022 13:46 IST
Russian-installed Kharkiv official: Ukraine's troops outnumbered Russia's by eight times
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A Russian-installed official in Ukraine's Kharkiv region said on Monday that Ukrainian forces outnumbered Russian and pro-Russian forces by eight times during a lightning Ukrainian counteroffensive in the region last week.

Speaking to the state-owned Rossiya-24 television channel, Vitaly Ganchev said that Ukrainian forces had captured previously Russian-held settlements in the region's north, breaking through to the border with Russia, and that "about 5000" civilians had been evacuated to Russia.

Reuters could not immediately verify battlefield reports.

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