Ukraine’s military said on Sunday that its forces had repelled an attack. In the Blahodatne area of eastern Donetsk regionIt had taken control of the village.. While Russia’s Wagner private military group said. “Units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled the attack of the occupiers in the … Blahodatne … area of the Donetsk region.
” the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said. In its daily morning report, referring to the fighting on Saturday.
It added that its forces repelled Russian attacks on 13. Other settlements in the Donetsk region.
The Wagner Group, designated a transnational criminal organization. By the United States, said on Saturday on the Telegram messaging app that its units. Had taken control of Blahodatne.
Reuters was not able to independently verify the reports. As fighting heated up in the Donetsk region, the exact line of communication remained unclear, particularly. Around the city of Bakhmut, the site of some of the fiercest fighting in recent weeks.
Ukraine says the Russian offensive in Bakhmu is not over.President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that it was intense.
Russian strikes in the region on Saturday killed four civilians. One in Bakhmut. And wounded 17 others, Donetsk region governor Pavlo Kirilenko said on the Telegram messaging app.
Ukraine has won the promise of Western battle tanks and fighter jets to push back against Russian and pro-Moscow forces. Which are slowly advancing into parts of the front line.
On Saturday, a top aide to Zelenskiy said Ukraine and its allies were speeding up. Arequest for long-range missiles to stop Russia from destroying Ukrainian cities.