Ukraine gains on southern front could open way to Crimea, says Kyiv
Recent gains by Ukrainian troops on the southern front could open the way for pushing the Russians back to the annexed Crimean peninsula, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said.
He said this became possible after Kyiv liberated the "strategically important" village of Robotyne in the Zaporizhzhia region.
Russia's military says its forces are still holding on to the village.
Ukraine seeks to cut the land corridor to Crimea, which Russia seized in 2014.
By doing so, Kyiv would split in two the land Russia occupies in southern Ukraine, making Moscow's...