Putin overruns Ukraine: 9000 attacks in a week

According to Hanna Maliar, Kyiv’s Deputy Minister of Defense, eastern Ukraine has been the center of heavy fighting over the past week. This reports the German news website n-tv.de.

Russia occupies most of the territory and regularly shells from there the city of Kherson, which was liberated by Ukrainian troops last year. Moscow has announced that it will wage war in the annexed regions of Kherson, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhya until they are fully under Russian control.

Hanna Maljar reported that the east had been the epicenter of fighting throughout the week. She said that it had been possible to prevent Russian troops from advancing further towards Kupjansk, Lyman, Avdiivka and Maryinka. In Lyman, the Russians had tried to drive Ukrainian troops out of the Serebryansky Forest area. Fighting was proving difficult for Ukrainian troops as Russian attacks had increased. According to Maliar, it was estimated that the Russians carried out about 9000 attacks on eastern Ukrainian territories within a week, consuming about 500,000 rounds of ammunition.

Image: President.gov.ua, Working trip of the President of Ukraine to the Kyiv region 05, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons, (no changes made)

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