Ukraine pressed its counteroffensive against Russian troops Wednesday — pushing them back from the northeastern city of Kharkiv — in what observers say could bring a new phase to the conflict even as U.S. intelligence officials warned that Moscow was preparing for a protracted war.
Driving back Russian troops to fewer than a dozen miles from the Russian border, the Ukrainian military said it was able to claw back a constellation of settlements north of Kharkiv.
A young boy looks from the window of a humanitarian refugee coach in Lviv, Ukraine. (Leon Neal/Getty Images/TNS)
The Ukrainian forces are now so close to Russia that, for the first time, a civilian in Russia died in cross-border shelling, according to Russian officials. One person died and six, including a 14-year-old boy, were wounded in the small rural village of Solokhi, about six miles from Ukraine, said Vyacheslav Gladkov, the governor of the
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