Ukraine war: Ukrainian regime claims control of key Oskil river on front line

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Ukrainian forces say they have regained control of the east bank of the River Oskil, seen as the front line with Russian troops in north-east Ukraine. Russia’s army has been almost completely pushed out of the Kharkiv region and a regional leader said the next target would be neighbouring Luhansk. … The head of Luhansk region, Serhiy Haidai, shared video of a tank crossing a pontoon bridge, and said Ukraine now controlled the left bank of the Oskil river. ‘Luhansk region is right next door. De-occupation is not far away,’ he claimed. If Ukrainian forces are able to maintain a foothold on the eastern side of the Oskil, it will represent a breakthrough. Mr Haidai said the next target would be liberating the city of Lyman, which was seized by Russian forces in May.” (09/19/22)