Heavy fighting continued in eastern Ukraine, but little movement

According to Ukrainian information, the Russian armed forces have continued their attacks in the east of the country without being able to gain any significant ground. “The occupiers are maintaining the greatest activity in the Slobozhanske and Donetsk areas,” the General Staff said in its evening situation report yesterday.

As a result, the Russian troops are preparing attacks on the cities of Sieverodonetsk, Soledar and Bakhmut and have transferred two more tactical battalions to the front.

In the Kharkiv region in north-eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian troops were recently able to partially advance to the border, the Russians are now concentrating their efforts on maintaining their own defensive positions and controlling the most important communication routes, it was said.

In the south of the country, on the other hand, Russian troops are trying to establish themselves on the strategically important Snake Island. There they had strengthened the air defenses, reported the Ukrainian general staff. The island at the mouth of the Danube Delta has been heavily contested in recent days. Both sides reported a large number of enemy kills. The information could not be independently verified.

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