Smiling, relieved Ukrainians beam as they hug the soldiers who saw off Russian forces near Kharkiv - as world celebrates counter-offensive
Joyful footage shows women embracing Ukrainian soldiers in Kharkiv region
Residents of the city of Balakliia run up to soldiers and hug them in the street
Ukraine has reclaimed broad swathes of the south and east in counter-offensive
As the war in Ukraine marks 200 days, the country has reclaimed broad swathes of the south and east in a long-anticipated counter-offensive that has dealt a heavy blow to Russia.
Filmed approximately two days ago, the joyous women could be seen embracing the fighters warmly in Balakliia, a city in Izium Raion, in the province of Kharkiv.