"We continue holding the defense that began on February 24, 2022. The defensive operation consists of everything, including counteroffensive actions. Therefore, we start going on the offensive in certain directions. In particular, Bakhmut sector remains the epicenter of military operations. There we are moving along a fairly wide front. We are successful. We occupy the dominant heights. The enemy defends itself, wants to hold its positions. In the south, the enemy holds the defense. Fighting of local significance continues," Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Hanna Maliar posted on Telegram.
According to the deputy minister, the Russians are actively spreading information about the counteroffensive because they need to divert attention from the defeat in Bakhmut direction.