There are few reviews from the battlefields between the southern Zaporizhzhia area and Donetsk within the east Sunday morning, however snippets from Russian journalists and propagandists counsel additional Ukrainian advances.
The Rybar Telegram channel — one in a community of Russian pro-war navy blogs that publish updates on Moscow’s invasion — reviews Ukrainian forces regained management of two villages south of the city of Velyka Novosilka in Donetsk, “virtually with no combat.”
In the identical space, the Wargonzo Telegram channel reviews “sure tactical successes” for Ukraine’s forces in the identical space. A pair miles additional south, Rybar reviews preventing across the village of Urozhaine.
Additional west, there have been constant reviews of very heavy Ukrainian artillery fireplace Saturday towards Russian positions south of Orikhiv, a battered southern city the place Ukrainian forces have additionally stepped up actions over the past week.
Have in mind: CNN is unable to independently confirm battlefield reviews.
Russia’s Ministry of Protection had not issued any detailed statements Sunday on the most recent preventing, whereas Ukraine’s newest Common Employees report stated solely that Russian forces within the space had been finishing up defensive operations.
Extra background: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gave his clearest indication but on Saturday that Ukraine’s long-awaited push to liberate territory nonetheless held by Russia’s occupying forces is underway, saying “related counteroffensive defensive actions are going down in Ukraine.”
Pushes alongside the entrance between Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk are per what’s seen as a major goal for Ukraine, which is to interrupt the Russian “land bridge” to Crimea, by regaining management of the shoreline of the Sea of Azov.
Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 and has held it since.