The Russian army has had minor success locally in the battle for eastern Ukraine’s Donbas region.
The British Ministry of Defense wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that the Russians are intensifying the battle there, but also that the Ukrainians have dug in well and are holding out in most places.
The Russians would try to encircle Severodonetsk and two surrounding towns. If they capture it, the entire Luhansk region will be in Russian hands. Between the two Russian flanks, the Ukrainians still have 25 kilometres in their hands.
Ukrainian generals confirm that the Russians continue to attack fiercely in the area. At the same time, they report significant losses to the Russian army. It is not clear how big those losses are.