Ukraine admitted on Sunday that Russian forces were advancing in four areas of the eastern frontline where “hard fighting” is taking place, but assured that its troops were advancing in the south, about a month after the launch of their counteroffensive.
Russian forces are advancing in four areas of the frontline in eastern Ukraine where “fierce fighting” is taking place, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Ganna Maliar said on Sunday.
“The enemy is advancing in the areas of Avdiivka, Mariinka, Lyman,” the deputy minister wrote on Telegram. “It is also advancing in the Svatovoe sector”. “The situations are quite difficult,” she continued. “There is fierce fighting everywhere.”
A gradual advance against the enemy
She said Ukrainian troops were advancing for their part with “partial success” on the southern flank of the city of Bakhmout, in the east, as well as near Berdiansk and Melitopol in the southern zone of the front.
In the south, she said Ukrainian forces were encountering “intense enemy resistance” as well as minefields, and were advancing only “gradually”.
Ukrainian troops “are working continuously and tirelessly to create the conditions for as rapid an advance as possible,” she wrote.
Source: BFM TV