In Luhansk and Donetsk areas, combating continues alongside entrance traces that reach for a number of hundred kilometers. The Ukrainians additionally record endured combating in spaces within the east, the place Russian forces are seeking to spoil via.
The heaviest struggle seems to be in two places: round commercial cities in Luhansk, and in rural spaces north of town of Sloviansk in Donetsk.
The Ukrainian Basic Team of workers stated Monday that the “enemy centered its major efforts at the Donetsk course… and is making ready an offensive through forces concentrated within the space of Izium.”
The Russians have strengthened their presence round Izium so to push additional south, and heavy combating used to be reported within the space over the weekend.
The Basic Team of workers stated that during 3 frontline spaces — Lyman, Bakhmut and Kurakhiv —Russian forces endured to advance and combating endured. However it additionally claimed that during some other space, Avdiivka, Russian gadgets had retreated.
Russian forces proceed to bombard Severodonetsk, consistent with native officers.
Serhii Hayday, head of the army management in Luhansk, stated that two folks within the town have been killed in the newest shelling. He stated there have been heavy bombardment of a number of cities and villages within the space however Russian forces have been pressured to retreat close to town of Borivske to the south of Severodonetsk.
Talking on Ukrainian tv Monday, Vadym Denysenko, an adviser to the Minister of Inside Affairs of Ukraine, stated the important thing space within the Russians’ offensive now used to be round Severodonetsk.
“The Russians are concentrating their forces there. That is the one position the place they may be able to have some development. It’ll be the freshest space within the coming days,” he stated. “I’m hoping we can repel them.”
Denysenko added that round Izium “Russian assaults are choking” and that additional north “the Russians are taking flight, blowing up bridges. Our forces are counter-attacking.”
CNN has geolocated satellite tv for pc imagery appearing that 3 bridges west of Russian provide traces to Izium had been destroyed previously week.
Mariupol: Within the south, the Basic Team of workers stated Russia continues large artillery and air moves to dam and damage gadgets trapped at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.
A number of hundred wounded infantrymen are trapped on the plant.
In his day-to-day video message overdue Sunday, President Volodymyr Zelensky stated the federal government continues “very sophisticated and mild negotiations to save lots of our folks from Mariupol, from Azovstal.”