Ukraine begins counteroffensive against Russia, officials say

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(NEW YORK) — Ukraine on Thursday began its long-awaited counteroffensive against Russia, officials told ABC News.

Well-trained Ukrainian troops had been gathering at strategic locations near the front lines in recent days, Western officials said last week.

Two Ukrainian officials, including a source close to President Volodymry Zelenskyy confirmed to ABC News that an active phase of the Ukrainian counteroffensive is underway.

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