In Sevgirodontsk, in the east of the country, the situation for Ukrainian forces remains tense. “We are taking the situation, and we are still stopping the situation,” Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday. Russian forces are superior. “Nevertheless, we have every opportunity to continue the fight in this direction,” stressed the 44-year-old. In the neighboring Kharkiv region, there are “gradual” successes, but the situation is more “threatening” in the Zaporizhia region, according to Zelensky.
According to the Ukrainian Interfax agency, the Ukrainian president said during a visit to the front that the Russian army is pressing on the regional capital. Army spokesman Oleksandr Motocyanek stated that heavy fighting was “almost along the entire front line in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions”. He added that the Russian Air Force carried out 39 air missions outside eastern Ukraine.
push the fleet back
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian army managed to repel the Russian fleet more than 100 kilometers from the country’s Black Sea coast. The Ministry of Defense of Kyiv announced via the Telegram online service that the Russian fleet was “deprived of full control of the northwestern Black Sea.” However, Russia is trying to regain control of the maritime area, and cities on the coast are still threatened by Russian missile attacks.
In addition, the Russian fleet continues to prevent civilian navigation, according to the ministry. In response to Ukraine’s successes in the Black Sea, Russian forces had to deploy coastal defense systems in Crimea and the Russian-controlled area around the city of Kherson.