The Ukrainian army says it is attacking Russian positions near Izyum

Drone footage released by the Ukrainian military on May 3 shows explosions and burning vehicles, which it said were the aftermath of artillery strikes on Russian positions near the front lines near Izyum. While Russian forces have been unable to capture the city of Kharkiv, they have hit the south and east. Russian forces control Izyum and have fought to expand control in nearby Donbas and Luhansk provinces. Frontlines in the area are near Izyum in Kharkiv Oblast and Rubizhne in Luhansk Oblast, according to a May 2 assessment published by the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War. This video, released by the Ukrainian military on May 3, shows the aftermath of what he said were artillery attacks on Russian positions. Storyful confirmed that the drone footage was taken over the town of Oleksandrivka, located just inside Donetsk Oblast, approximately 15 miles (24.1 km) from Izyum. The exact date of filming has not been confirmed. Credit: Ukrainian Army via Storyful

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