Oct 4, 2022
Ukraine Gains Ground In Russian-Occupied Territories Transcript
Ukrainian forces say they’re making stunning gains in liberating two territories in the Russian-occupied Kherson region. Read the transcript here.
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Tonight, Ukrainian forces say they’re now making stunning gains to the south, liberating two territories in the occupied Kherson region. Just days after a victory in the eastern town of Lamont, hoisting the Ukrainian flag and tearing Russian signs down from areas where, just days ago, Russian President Putin declared the Ukrainian territory would be Russia’s forever. A long way to break through in a bloody war that’s potentially entering a new phase. While liberated areas have been left devastated by Russian occupation, including the village of Kamianka. This man says a bomb blew a 30 foot hole in his backyard.
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How did you survive?
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“I don’t know,” he says.
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Russian state TV now bluntly warning its viewers, “We should not be expecting good news,” and airing this video of draftees training before heading to Ukraine. But around half of the soldiers conscripted in a region of the far East now being sent home after being deemed unfit, according to a Russian official. The leader of Chechnya releasing this footage, claiming to show his teenage sons, including his 14 year old, preparing for war, days after the Putin ally called for Russia to use low yield nuclear weapons on the battlefield.
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Tonight, in a rare admission, Russia’s defense ministry acknowledging what it called Ukraine’s “superior tank units” wedging into the depths of Russia’s defenses in occupied Kherson.
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