Russia claims to have taken control of the city of Izium, in the Kharkov region

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MADRID, March 24. (.) –

The Russian Government has assured this Thursday that the military forces deployed in the framework of the invasion of Ukraine have taken control of the city of Izium, located in the Kharkov region, one of the most affected by the offensive started on February 24 by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The Russian Armed Forces continue to carry out their tasks in the special military operation,” said the spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, who stressed that “they have completely taken control of the city of Izium,” according to the Russian news agency TASS reported.

He also stressed that the Russian Army attacked several Ukrainian military targets with long-range missiles during the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, causing the destruction of thirteen rocket launchers in the city of Danilovka, located south of the capital, kyiv.

On the other hand, Konashenkov has indicated that the Russian forces have also destroyed an arms warehouse and a base of a Ukrainian Army unit in Bakhmut, in the Donetsk region, located in the east of the country.

The war broke out on February 24 after the order given by Putin, who days before had recognized the independence of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, located in the Donbas region (east) and the scene of an armed conflict since 2014.

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