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Ukraine's Zelenskiy meets troops near eastern front, says 'all our people will be free'

  • KYIV (Reuters) -Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy visited troops close to front lines in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday and expressed thanks to everyone involved in the war effort to mark the country's Armed Forces Day. Addressing servicemen later in the presidential palace in Kyiv, Zelenskiy said he had spent the day with troops in Donbas, theatre of the heaviest battles, and in Kharkiv region, where Ukrainians have retaken swathes of occupied territory from Russian forces who invaded more than nine months ago. "Thousands of Ukrainians have given their lives so that the day might come when not a single occupying soldier will remain in our land and when all our people will be free," Zelenskiy, clad in his trademark khaki green, told the gathering.

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U.S. not enabling Ukraine to strike beyond its borders -State Dept.

STORY: "We are not enabling Ukraine to strike beyond its borders. We are not encouraging Ukraine to strike beyond its borders," U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters, adding that the United States is providing Ukraine with what it needs to use on its sovereign territory to defend itself.Kyiv did not directly claim responsibility for the strikes, but nonetheless celebrated them. Price said there was no confirmation the strikes were carried out by Ukraine.
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