Ukrainian forces have recaptured the village of Pyatykhatky from Russian troops on the southern entrance, Deputy Protection Minister Ganna Malyar stated on Monday.
Malyar stated on social media that “eight settlements have been liberated” in whole this month for the reason that begin of a counteroffensive, with 113 sq. kilometers (70 sq. miles) of territory recaptured.
After accumulating Western-supplied weapons and build up assault items, the Ukrainian navy is battling to recapture territory seized by Russia, which invaded in February 2022.
The border guard service launched photographs of a number of Ukrainian servicemen holding the nation’s blue-and-yellow flag from Pyatykhatky.
The village is within the Zaporizhzhia area, which Russia claimed to have annexed together with three different Ukrainian areas final 12 months, regardless of not totally controlling any of them.
Malyar additionally stated Ukrainian troops have been developing in opposition to fierce resistance within the east of the nation, notably round Bakhmut, a city not too long ago captured by Russia after months of preventing.
“The Russians have transferred further items there and elevated the quantity of shelling,” Malyar stated.
The Institute for the Examine of Conflict, a US-based navy observatory group stated in an analytical word on Monday that Kyiv’s forces had seemingly clawed again some territory from Russian forces over the weekend.
“Ukrainian forces continued counteroffensive actions on at the least 4 sectors of the entrance on June 18 and made restricted territorial good points,” it stated.