UK says Ukraine has retaken villages of Sloboda, Lukashivka, Russia redeploying elements of forces from Georgia to Ukraine

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April 1 (Reuters) – British military intelligence said on Friday Ukrainian forces have retaken the villages of Sloboda and Lukashivka to the south of Chernihiv and located along main supply routes between the city and Kyiv.

“Ukraine has also continued to make successful but limited counter attacks to the east and north east of Kyiv,” Britain’s Ministry of Defence said.

Chernihiv and Kyiv have been subjected to continued air and missile strikes despite Russian claims of reducing activity in these areas, the ministry added.

Russia is redeploying elements of its forces from Georgia to reinforce its invasion of Ukraine, British military intelligence said on Thursday.

“Between 1,200 and 2,000 of these Russian troops are being reorganised into 3x Battalion Tactical Groups,” Britain’s Ministry of Defence said.

Ukrainian volunteers stand guard at a checkpoint in a village west of Kyiv, Ukraine. EPA-EFE/ATEF SAFADI

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