LThe Russian military announced on Saturday that it had “withdrawn” its forces from the Balaklia and Izium regions in eastern Ukraine.
“It was decided to regroup the Russian forces stationed in the Balaklia and Izium regions,” the Russian Defense Ministry indicated in a press release, which it promised did so to “strengthen efforts” around Donetsk. Capitals of pro-Russian separatists.
According to pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Pushil, the situation in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region is indeed “difficult”.
In Lyman, which fell to Moscow forces at the end of May, “the situation remains very difficult, as in many places in the north of the People’s Republic,” said Mr. Bushilin declared. DNR chief, in Telegram video.
Kyiv reported several advances in its counteroffensive, including an advance of “several tens of kilometers” on the main city of Kubyansk and the southern flank.
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