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Ukraine says forces have regained control from Russia over border near Kharkiv

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine says its troops have regained control of territory on the Russian border near the country’s second-largest city of Kharkiv, which has been under constant fire since Moscow’s invasion began.

The defense ministry says in a statement on social media that the Ukrainian troops of the 127th brigade in the Kharkiv region “drove out the Russians and claimed the state border.”

In a video released with the statement, a clutch of Ukrainian soldiers in camouflage and holding weapons are gathered around a yellow-and-blue-painted border demarcation post and address President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The military has “reached the border with the Russian Federation — with the occupying country — we’ve done it; we’re here,” one of the soldiers says.

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