NEW ONENow you can listen to the articles from Fox News!
Ukraine’s general staff said troops are withdrawing from the country’s second largest city and are focusing on securing supply routes.
Kharkiv has been under attack since Russia started its own invasion at the end of February.
Recently, Russia made incremental gains in the east Donbas region, according to a senior US defense official, though morale remains an issue.
The fight continues – after failing to capture the capital of Ukraine – and the Ukrainian military leader for Luhansk province said on Friday that Russian troops had almost full control of Rubizhne.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy he said Ukrainian forces also made some progress, recapturing six towns or villages.
In his nightly video speech at the end of Friday, the leader said that “no one today can predict how long [the] era want last.
“This will unfortunately depend not only on our people, who are already giving their all,” Zelenskyy noted. “This will depend on our partners, on the European countries, on the whole free world.”
According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) there were 7,389 civilian casualties in Ukraine, of which 3,573 dead and 3,816 wounded.
Fox News’ Caitlin McFall, Greg Norman, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.