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Ukrainian forces are “shifting to offensive actions” in some areas, the country’s Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Malyar has said.
Ukrainian military sources told the BBC that a series of small scale armoured offensive operations are under way.
They did not say whether this was the start of Ukraine’s long awaited full scale counter-offensive.
Earlier, Russia’s defence ministry said it thwarted a major Ukrainian attack in Donetsk.
Ms Malyar described the eastern city of Bakhmut as the “epicentre of hostilities”, and claimed Russian forces were on the defence there as well as in the south.
The commander of Ukraine’s ground forces, Gen Oleksandr Syrskyi, said troops were “moving forward” towards Bakhmut and had destroyed a Russian position near the city.
For months, the city has been at the heart of intense fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces.
The Russian paramilitary group Wagner had claimed to have captured the city. But in recent weeks, some analysts have suggested that Kyiv’s forces are attempting to encircle Bakhmut and trap Russian units….