Russians fire 40-60,000 artillery shells every day. Their main goal remains Donetsk Oblast where situation is the most difficult but controlled, Ukraine's commander in Chief Valeriy Zaluzhnyi said in a conversation with Canadian counterpart Gen. Wayne Eyre
The Donetsk region where fighting is happening is one of two provinces that make up the Donbas, the conflict has largely been there.
Lavrov gives the biggest official signal yet that Russia is planning to annex southern Ukraine. "Now the geography has changed. It's not just Donetsk and Luhansk, it's Kherson, Zaporizhia, and several other territories. And this is an ongoing process, consistent and insistent."
Spokeswoman for Donetsk People’s Republic tells Russian military TV that 50 Ukrainian POWs from Azov, kept in a separate barrack, were killed in the Olenivka strike and many more injured. But, what a happy coincidence, none of the Russian guards were killed or injured. 🤔
Video from pro-Russian Telegram: DNR 113th regiment complains to Putin they’ve been fighting on the front in Kherson region “in hunger and cold;” no meds. They say they’re thrown to the slaughter without proper weapons, and ask to return to Donetsk, to stop mobilization there.
British citizens Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner, and Moroccan national Saadoun Brahim, all of whom fought on contract with Ukraine’s military, have been sentenced to death by the Kremlin’s puppet authorities in Donetsk in show trial that lasted mere days. They were not mercenaries.