On the attack / Ukrainian military goes on the offensive for the first time, taking back occupied territory in the Donbas

2 March 2022, 06:09 PM

The Armed Forces of Ukraine went on the offensive for the first time since the start of the war, advancing to the outskirts of the city of Horlivka in Donetsk Oblast, and are gaining a foothold there, reported Advisor to the Office of the President Oleksiy Arestovych at a briefing on March 2, the seventh day of the war against the Russian Federation.

“Some good news from the JFO (Joint Forces Operation) zone. Most of our units are holding positions, and one of our brigades has even advanced to the outskirts of Horlivka and is now entrenching there,” he said.

According to him, the brigade may even proceed with the offensive.

“For the first time, on the seventh day of the war, our units went on the offensive in a separate direction. I think that this is not the last offensive and not the last counteroffensive – the time will come when we liberate our land,” Arestovych stated.

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Earlier, Kyiv City Council deputy Oleksandr Pohrebysky announced that the soldiers of the 95th air assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine had entered Horlivka and took control of part of the city, which has been occupied almost since the beginning of Russia's invasion of Donbas in 2014. The city is located about 50 kilometers from occupied Donetsk.

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