Ukrainian servicemen finally receive shells to repel Russians, – Reuters

Illustrative image. Photo: 24th Mechanized Brigade

Ukrainian defenders in Kharkiv Oblast report that they finally see enough shells to stop the incursion of Russian troops in the region.

This was reported by Reuters.

“We were positioned in the Bakhmut area before, now we have been transferred here. It’s much ‘hotter’ here. We didn’t have shells there. Here, at least we have shells, they started delivering them. We have something to work with, to fight,” a soldier of Ukraine’s 92nd Separate Assault brigade told Reuters.

The brigade is currently operating near Vovchansk, a city close to the Russian border which Russia is eyeing to capture. Kharkiv is located 70 kilometres away.

The defenders think they can rely on Ukraine’s partners and expect more shells to reach them as “everyone is aware of the importance of holding their line”.

“If we can demonstrate now that we are able in such an extreme situation to stop the enemy’s big scale assault on Kharkiv and Kharkiv region, the enemy will not dare to think of attacking Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy or Poltava region,” the soldiers stressed.

Previously, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly, Jean-Louis Bourlanges, urged France to join the UK and the US in allowing Ukraine to use their weapons to strike Russia.

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