Ukrainian forces use self-propelled artillery in drive to retake Russian-controlled south

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Ukraine stepped up its drive to retake the Russian-controlled south of the country by trying to bomb and isolate Russian troops in hard-to-resupply areas, but said it saw evidence that Moscow was redeploying its forces to defend the territory.

Russian forces have struck a military base north of the capital Kyiv, Ukraine has said in a rare admission of a successful attack by Moscow on its military infrastructure.

Senior Ukrainian military official Oleksiy Gromov told reporters that Russian forces had fired “six Kalibr cruise missiles on a military base in Lyutizh” at around 2am GMT.

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