Russia is expanding its gains on the northeastern front amid a stalled Ukrainian counteroffensive that began last month.
Russian forces have advanced up to 1.5 kilometers over about two kilometers on the front line towards Kupiansk in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv Oblast, Tass and Reuters reported on Monday, citing the Russian Defense Ministry.
Ukraine said it had held off a Russian offensive in the area, but acknowledged that the situation was not easy.
“The situation is complicated but under control,” Ukrainian ground forces commander Oleksandr Sirsky said in reference to the Kupiansk sector.
“The Russians are sending their reserves to stop the advance of our troops,” he said, 카지노사이트킴 referring to Bakhmut in eastern Donetsk Oblast, where Ukraine has been advancing recently.
Ukraine has recently analyzed Russia’s increased military activity on the eastern front, including in Kupiansk and Liman, Donetsk. Liman is also a transportation hub that Ukrainian forces recaptured along with Kupiansk during the recapture of Kharkiv last year.
Earlier in the day, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said that Ukrainian forces had so far recaptured about 210 square kilometers of Russian-held territory as a result of a counter-offensive that began early last month.