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Ukrainian Forces Launch Amphibious Assault on Russian-Occupied Crimea

HeadlineAug 25, 2023

Ukraine’s government says it has dispatched amphibious troops to the western tip of the Crimean Peninsula, which has been occupied by Russia since 2014. It’s the first direct attempt by Ukraine to reclaim territory in Crimea since Kyiv launched a bloody counteroffensive in June, and came as Ukraine marked Independence Day, celebrating its split from the Soviet Union in 1991. Meanwhile, the Pentagon says it will begin training Ukrainian Air Force pilots on F-16 fighter jets at an air base in Arizona, after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky won pledges from Denmark and the Netherlands to deliver dozens of the U.S.-made warplanes.

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