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NATO Head Says Ukrainian Counteroffensive Making “Gradual” Progress 

HeadlineSep 08, 2023

Hundreds of people in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region have attended funerals for the 16 people killed by a Russian missile strike on a crowded marketplace Wednesday. The funerals came as a Russian attack on the city of Kryvyi Rih killed at least one person and wounded several others. In Brussels, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday Ukrainian forces have been making “gradual” progress in their counteroffensive against entrenched Russian forces on the southern and eastern fronts.

Jens Stoltenberg: “And they are making progress, not perhaps as much as we hoped for, but they are gaining ground gradually, some hundred meters per day.” 

In August, The New York Times reported the number of Ukrainian and Russian troops killed or wounded in action since Russia’s invasion is approaching a half a million.

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