To prepare for a coming onslaught against Moscow’s occupation forces in the Donbas region, Ukraine said its troops had advanced further east into Russia’s recently abandoned territory. Ukraine continues to demand more Western weapons. The mayor of Donetsk, an eastern Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, reported that a series of explosions had left 13 people dead and numerous others injured. The attack was attributed to Ukrainian soldiers by Alexei Kulemzin.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, said, “The most significant advance was achieved earlier this month in the northern Kharkiv region, where Ukraine has been waging a counteroffensive in the south and northeast since past weeks”.
Zelenskyy added, “We maintain our positions and stabilise the situation in the Kharkiv region. Firmly. With such force, the occupants experience a real panic, and the current tempo is crucial. The speed of army mobility and stabilisation in the liberated areas. How quickly things are returning to normal in the liberated area.”
According to Serhii Haydai, the leader of the Luhansk region, The left bank of the Oskil River, which is regarded as the front line in northeastern Ukraine, is now under Ukrainian control. He claims that the liberation of Lyman, which Russian soldiers occupied in May, will be the next objective.
A Ukrainian strike on the town of Krasnorechenskoe resulted in the deaths of seven persons. Russian troops vigorously fired in the direction of Donetsk and Horlivka throughout the night. Seversk was also the target of shelling. There were at least two demolished homes. Avdeevka’s town was also under attack. Two loud explosions were heard in the Russian-occupied Melitopol and Zaporizhzhia. According to local authorities, three entrances to a high-rise building in Bakhmut have collapsed due to an air strike by Russian forces.
Yesterday, Russia was charged with targeting the southern nuclear reactor. The structures at the power plant, a nearby hydropower plant, and transmission lines were destroyed by an explosion 300 metres from the reactors. However, the reactors at the plant were not harmed and are functioning regularly.