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Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine. Several key locations faced heavy attacks from Russian forces.
Here’s the latest progress:
- Russian troops try to take control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk.
- Russian soldiers are constantly attacking Ukrainian strongholds in the northern city of Kharkiv.
- In the south, the city of Mariupol is reportedly at risk of a cholera outbreak.
- Ukraine is deploying counter-attacks in the Kherson region and southern Zaporizhia.
Many eastern cities face heavy attacks.
Russian officials say Russian forces are fighting for “Complete liberation of Donbas”, referring to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine. that separatist rebels already supported Russia before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Russian advances slowly in eastern Ukraine But every step is important. and currently controls over 90% of the Luhansk region.
According to the Institute for the Study of War–ISW, Russian forces are trying to gain total control of Severodonetsk. Russia now controls every residential area in the city. and has focused on attacks around the Azot industrial area.
The seizure of the city was one of the main goals of Russia. because that means Russia will control most of the Luhansk region.
The UK’s Ministry of Defense said the central front of Donbas stretched 90 kilometers west of the Seversky Donetsk River.
The UK Ministry of Defense believes that To succeed in the invasion of Don Bas Russian forces must “Operation flanking or attacking across the river”
The Russian army moved north from Popasna. and launched an attack on the T1302 highway, an important link between the cities of Baghmut and Lisichansk.
If Russia can control this route Lisichansk would have only one route to transport supplies through the city of Seversk.
The Russians now have full control over Liman and Rubeigne.
The Russian army has lost a lot.
The Russian army has suffered massive losses since the start of the invasion.
Britain’s Ministry of Defense said Russia was likely to lose a large number of low- and middle-class officials. and stated that Such losses are likely to have contributed to the demoralization and disciplinary action of low-ranking Russian soldiers.
In addition, many Russian munitions were also damaged.
As a result, the Russians tried to unite the heavily damaged units. to form a force that some analysts call “Frankenstein Forces” to fight in eastern Ukraine
In the north, ISW says Russian military units are racing to take control of advantageous strongholds north of Kharkiv. and try to protect the ground supply transport routes connecting the Donbas region.
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Russia wants to control all of the southern regions.
Initially, the Russian army advanced rapidly in the southern areas. Its main goal is to build a ground connection between the Crimea. Russia annexed itself in 2014 with areas occupied by pro-Russian separatist rebels in Donetsk and Luhansk.
Strong resistance from Ukrainian forces near the western city of Mikolayev and in Mariupol. delaying the Russian invasion
Russia now has full control over the port city of Mariupol. After more than two months, the blockade ended on May 20.
The UK Ministry of Defense said that There is a shortage of fresh water and medical supplies in Mariupol. And the city faces a risk of developing a cholera outbreak.
Around 100,000 people live in the city right now.
The ISW said the Russian military was also increasing ground attacks in the Zaporizhian region.
western part Russia aims to occupy Odessa and cut off Ukraine’s path to the Black Sea. But a strong resistance in Mikolayev deterred the Russian army. And Ukraine’s retaliation in March forced Russian troops to retreat to Krezon.
ISW said the southern Ukrainian army had succeeded in retaliating. and made it possible to move the army closer to the city of Cairzon and pushed the Russian army to return to the eastern Zaporizhia region.
Analysts say Russia has continued to strengthen its air defenses on the Snake Islands in the Black Sea. In order to protect the ships of the Russian Navy that blocked the Ukrainian coast. and blocking the Ukrainian shipping route
Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, but the Ukrainian army recaptured large areas around Kiev in early April after Russia abandoned its military efforts. Kiev
Many areas in the western part of the country, including the city of Lviv. face a missile attack But the Russian army did not try to occupy these cities.
Reporting by David Brown, Bella Herrell, Dominic Bailey, Mike Hills, Lucy Rodgers, Paul Sargeant, Alison Trause. Dale, Tural Ahmedzade, Mark Bryson, Zoe Bartholomew, Sean Willmott, Sana Dionysos, Joy Rosas, Jerry. Fletcher, Jana Toychinsk, Debi Loisu, Simon Martin and Prina Shah
about these maps
To identify which areas in Ukraine are under Russian control We used daily assessments published by the Institute for the Study of War(ISW) and the American Enterprise Institute’s Critical Threats Project.
Showing the key areas that are being progressed. We use the latest daily data from the UK Department of Defense and BBC Research.
The situation in Ukraine is changing rapidly and there may be some changes and unresolved information on these maps.