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Ukrainian troops have pressed deeper into Russian-occupied territory in a continuing counteroffensive that has inflicted a stunning blow on Moscow’s military prestige.

As the advance continued Tuesday, Ukraine’s border guard services said the army took control of Vovchansk – a town that lies just 3km (2 miles) from Russia and was seized on the first day of the war.

Ukrainian troops have pressed deeper into Russian-occupied territory in a continuing counteroffensive that has inflicted a stunning blow on Moscow’s military prestige.

As the advance continued Tuesday, Ukraine’s border guard services said the army took control of Vovchansk – a town that lies just 3km (2 miles) from Russia and was seized on the first day of the war.