Party Ukraine reportedly succeeded in repelling Russian troops from the Tsyrkuny region of Kharkiv, UkraineSaturday (7/5).
“The enemy is continuing to carry out offensive operations into the Eastern operating zone to gain complete control over the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as guarding the land corridor between these regions and the Crimea region,” the report from the Ministry of Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU StratCom) said in a post. Facebookquoted from Ukrinform.
Media Ukrinform reported, the loss of Russian control over Tsyrkuny said to have occurred due to the defense of Ukrainian forces. The media also said that Russia tried to attack Vernopilla, but failed and then withdrew.
Despite this, Russian forces continued to launch artillery, missile and air strikes.
In Donetsk, for example, Russian troops focused on controlling Rubizhne, and were preparing to attack Lyman and Sievierodonetsk.
In Mariupol, Russian troops continued to block Ukrainian soldiers inside the Azovstal steel plant with artillery and tank systems.
Russian troops also reportedly launched an offensive in Poltavka, Zaporizhzhia, but suffered losses and then withdrew.