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Ukraine's offensive in Kharkiv was hard and bitter, say soldiers who did the fighting

Added 09-29-22 08:07:02am EST - “While Ukraine's counteroffensive this month was hailed as stunning by military observers, Ukrainian troops tell NPR that Russian forces put up stiff resistance in parts of the Kharkiv region.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Ukraine's offensive in Kharkiv was hard and bitter, say soldiers who did the fighting”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The roots of Russia's invasion of Ukraine go back decades and run deep. The current conflict is more than one country taking over another; it is — in the words of one U.S. official — a shift in "the world order."Here are some helpful resources to make sense of it all.

A soldier who was formerly an IT entrepreneur and asked to be identified only by his call sign "Arun" manning a checkpoint in Borshchova, in northeastern Ukraine, on Friday. Ukrainian troops took back the area from Russian forces earlier this month. Pete Kiehart for NPR hide caption

A soldier who was formerly an IT entrepreneur and asked to be identified only by his call sign "Arun" manning a checkpoint in Borshchova, in northeastern Ukraine, on Friday. Ukrainian troops took back the area from Russian forces earlier this month.

BORSHCHOVA, Ukraine — In this village recently retaken from Russian forces, a Ukrainian soldier points out the network of trenches left behind by Russian troops. The narrow pits are dug in front of just about every house. "Look," he says. "House, trench. House, trench."

The soldier with the 229th Battalion of Ukraine's 127th Territorial Defense Brigade says he is only authorized to give his war nickname, Engineer. His unit was involved in a days-long battle to drive Russian forces out of Borshchova. The small farming village, which is now completely destroyed, is about 10 miles north of the city of Kharkiv and 10 miles south of the Russian border.

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