The Russian army has started the fold in kyiv and in the Chernigov region – one of the most affected since the beginning of the war – after weeks of heavy shelling in these locations, after progress in diplomatic negotiations. Thus, they are partially withdrawing from the north of the capital towards the state border with the Republic of Belarus.
For the first time since the conflict began, Ukraine has attacked on Russian territory. Specific, two Ukrainian helicopters bombed a gas depot on russian territory In the town of Belgorod in western Russiaabout 40 kilometers from the border with Ukraine.
Moscow troops concentrate their attacks in the regions of southeast and in the conquest of the port of Mariupol – in the Sea of Azov-, one of the main Russian objectives. To do this, they are using troops transferred from Abkhaziaone of the self-proclaimed independent republics in Georgia and whose independence is recognized by Russia.
In addition, Russian troops are trying to form “occupation administrations” within the provinces of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhia and in the city of Khersonwhere Ukrainian forces have taken control of up to eleven settlementsaccording to the Ukrainian authorities.
The russian troops have begun to withdraw from the nuclear power plant Chernobyl, which they controlled since the invasion began, and this area is once again under Ukrainian control, although some Moscow Army troops still remain. The Ukrainian authorities warn that the Russian military is accumulating the potential for attacks in Donbas – made up of the self-proclaimed independent republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, recognized by Moscow – and in Mariupol. Russia continues to block Kharkivlaunching artillery shelling and the Army also attacks in the area south of the city of Izium.
Moscow troops attacked with a missile the main administrative building of the Ukrainian city of Mikolaiv -in the south of the country-, which has caused at least 28 deaths. Russia controls Kharkivthe second city of Ukraineand intensifies its attempts to take over the port city of Odessa, the ‘pearl’ of the Black Sea.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.