According to British estimates, Ukrainian and Russian forces continue to pay a high price for their offensives in eastern Ukraine. “Over the last six weeks, both Russia and Ukraine have made difficult but limited gains on several sectors of the front,” the UK MoD said in its daily intelligence update today. However, there were no units for greater territory gains.
“Under these circumstances, a key challenge for both sides is to form independent and capable troop formations that can use tactical successes to achieve operational breakthroughs,” the ministry said.
Ukrainian units were likely still holding positions in Soledar, north of the city of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, yesterday, sources said. Troops from the Wagner mercenary group in particular continued to attack there. Fighting also continued around Kreminna in the Luhansk region. It was said that Ukrainian forces were making slow progress here.