Ukrainian forces have recaptured a strategic village within the Russian-occupied southeast, as their troops proceed a southbound advance in a summer time counteroffensive.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated Thursday that troops had reclaimed the village of Staromayorske within the Donetsk area. It is the primary main acquire in days. Battles are persevering with round Bakhmut for the villages of Klishchiivka and Andriivka.
“The 35th brigade and the Ariy territorial defense unit have fulfilled their task and liberated the village of Staromayorske. Glory to Ukraine!” a soldier stated in a video posted on Zelenskyy’s Telegram.
Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar additionally confirmed the liberation of the village in a Telegram submit. “Our defenders continue to clear the settlement,” she posted Thursday night.
Overnight, Russia shot down an tried drone attack directed at Moscow, the town’s Mayor Sergei Sobyanin stated on his Telegram channel.
“At night, an attempt was made to attack [by] an enemy drone, which was shot down by the forces of the Ministry of Defense. No damage or casualties,” he posted within the early hours of Friday.
Earlier this week, a number of drones struck Moscow, damaging buildings within the neighborhood of the protection ministry within the Russian capital, in an attack that Russia blamed on Ukraine. Ukrainian navy officers didn’t deny or affirm that they carried out the assaults, however native media, citing their very own sources, stated that it was Ukraine’s navy intelligence.
Veronika Melkozerova in Kyiv contributed reporting.