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In the Donbass, Russian forces seem to be stalling despite “significant efforts” in the Izium and Severodonetsk regions to make a breakthrough towards Kramatorsk, the major city in the part of the coal basin under Ukrainian control. Follow the events of Saturday May 14 live.
4:33 a.m .: heavy fighting in the Donbass region
Particularly intense fighting is raging in the Donbass region (eastern Ukraine), on which Moscow is concentrating without significant progress.
“There is heavy fighting on the border with the Donetsk region, near Popasna”, commented Friday evening on Facebook Serguiï Gaïdaï, Ukrainian governor of the Lugansk region, reporting numerous losses in equipment and personnel on the side. Russian.
The British Ministry of Defense (MoD) said on Friday that Ukrainian forces had “successfully” repelled a Russian attempt to cross this river near Severodonetsk, causing Moscow troops heavy losses.
A US defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed that the most significant Russian activity currently was taking place in the Donbass. “And basically we continue to see that the Russians are not making a significant hold” in this region, he said.
“Ukrainian artillery thwarts Russian efforts to gain ground, including their efforts to cross the Donest River…which affects their ability to send significant reinforcements to northern Donbass,” the source continued.
With AFP and Reuters