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Russia-Ukraine updates: Kyiv counteroffensive ‘gathering momentum’ — UK intelligence

British military intelligence says Russian-occupied Kherson was "virtually cut off" as Ukrainian forces stage a counteroffensive helped by newly acquired long-range artillery capability.

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23 Jul
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