Ukrainian troops have advanced up to 1.4 km in different areas of the Bakhmut direction in the last 24 hours, said Serhiy Cherevaty, spokesman for the eastern grouping of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, according to Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser Anton Gerashenko. According to Cherevaty, 138 Russian soldiers were killed and 236 were wounded. In addition, the Ukrainians also destroyed a self-propelled howitzer Sau Gvozdyka, three armored vehicles, a D-30 howitzer, a C-60 anti-aircraft gun, a Zala drone, eight ammunition depots and seven Russian vehicles used to deliver ammunition and weapons.
UK, Ukrainians break through the front line of Russian defenses Ukrainian forces have penetrated the front line of Russian defenses in some areas of the front, while Russian performance has so far been mixed, writes the British Ministry of Defense in its daily intelligence update on the progress of the conflict. "In the last 48 hours, important Ukrainian operations have taken place in different sectors of eastern and southern Ukraine," the report said on Twitter. In some areas, Ukrainian forces have probably made good progress and penetrated the front line of Russian defenses. In others, Ukrainian progress has been slower."