Heavy fighting in the Donbass
Ukraine reports Russian land gains in the east
In eastern Ukraine, the Russian army is apparently stepping up its attacks on several towns. The enemy has “partially” succeeded, the Ukrainian General Staff said in its report on the current situation. Russia is also expanding its forces in the Donbass with hundreds of new military vehicles.
According to Ukrainian sources, the Russian armed forces have intensified their attacks in the east of the country and gained ground in some areas of the Donbass region. “The enemy is continuing its offensive efforts in the eastern operational zone with the aim of establishing full control over the Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson regions and maintaining the land corridor to temporarily occupied Crimea,” the state said. Ukrainian major in his situation report.
Russian attacks in the Donbass target the towns of Sievzherodonetsk, Liman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Kurakhove, as well as Rubishne, already largely occupied by Russian forces. “In the direction of Sieverodonetsk, the enemy launches attacks on Kudryazhivka and Sieberodonetsk, and they are partially successful,” admitted the Ukrainian military leadership. Meanwhile, Russian forces attempted to build pontoon bridges over the Seversky Donets River to advance towards the small town of Liman. The General Staff had already reported the destruction of such pontoon bridges on Wednesday evening.
Meanwhile, Moscow is strengthening its forces in the sector of the front near Sloviansk, one of the most important targets of Russian offensive efforts in Donbass. According to this information, approximately 300 new military vehicles have been moved to the area in preparation for further attacks.
According to the management report, however, there have been few changes in Mariupol. There, the defenders entrenched in the steelworks would continue to be bombarded by the Luftwaffe. Artillery battles are reported from southern Ukraine, both from the Zaporizhia region and in the direction of Mykolaiv and Kryvyi Rih.
More recently, Russian and Ukrainian troops fought again in the area between Cherson and Mykolaiv. The defenders leave Russian attackers “no chance to advance”, as Ukraine’s military leaders announced overnight. During the fighting, at least 23 Russian soldiers were killed and two tanks were destroyed, as well as an ammunition depot, the Unian agency quoted in the press release. Information cannot be independently verified.