International experts claim that there are prerequisites for a turning point in the war: Russia is losing its offensive potential and is trying to hold the positions it has already occupied.
The hottest place is in Bakhmut in Donetsk region
For the first time in recent weeks, the night passed quietly in Mykolaiv and the region.
The day before, the Russians shelled three settlements in the Bashtan district - one local resident was killed and another was wounded.
The intensity of shelling is maintained in the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovs'k region - the Russians fired 40 rocket-propelled grenades from "Hrad" and 10 from barrel artillery at populated areas.
They targeted the residential sector, farm buildings and two grain warehouses.
Broken power lines and gas pipelines.
As a result of shelling in Kharkiv and Kharkiv region, 9 civilians were injured, a 75-year-old woman could not be saved.
Fighting continues not far from Kharkiv, in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russian troops had a slight advantage in the Mariinsky district of the Donetsk region.
In other directions, the Ukrainian army stopped the Russian offensive.
The authorities of the Luhansk region claim that the Ukrainians repelled an intensified attack by the Russians from the Lisichan oil refinery.
But Russian troops continue their attacks in other directions - Slavic and Bakhmut.
International experts speak of a split in the Russian-led forces
Experts of the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) draw attention to the strengthening of the tendency among those mobilized in the occupied territories of the Luhansk region to not want to fight outside the borders of the so-called "LPR".
And this, according to experts, indicates a split in the forces fighting under Russian leadership.
"This trend is particularly dangerous for Russian forces, which are seeking to recruit even more new soldiers from the Luhansk region to compensate for recent losses.
A further split in the Russian-led forces also threatens further obstacles to the effectiveness of Russian military efforts," experts note.
Is the liquidation of the "Wagner" base in Papasnaya a hoax?
The Russian service of BBC News writes that the destruction of the base of the private military company "Wagner" in the Papasnaya Luhansk region may have been provoked by the leadership of "Wagners" in order to find out the positions of the Ukrainian troops, which were armed with American HIMARS installations.
Journalists believe that for this purpose, the correspondents of the private military company deliberately published a photo of the base in Papasnaya and its owner Yevgeny Prigozhin.
The Russian service of BBC News connects the desire of the Wagner company to destroy the American installations transferred to Ukraine with the need to restore the trust of the Russian authorities in
, which allegedly decreased after the arrest of three employees of Yevgeny Prigozhin's media group "Patriot".
The detainees allegedly actively criticized the Minister of Defense of Russia
, the speaker of the State Duma
, the press secretary of the Russian president.
A Russian attack on Odessa is still impossible
Britain's Ministry of Defense intelligence has reported that Russia's Black Sea Fleet continues to use cruise missiles to support ground operations in southern Ukraine, but no longer controls the Black Sea.
According to British intelligence, Russia's loss of the flagship "Moscow", a large number of combat aircraft of naval aviation and control over Snake Island undermines the overall strategy of the invasion of Russia, including because "the naval threat to Odessa is now largely neutralized".
"This means that Ukraine can divert resources to increase pressure on the Russian ground forces in other directions," the intelligence of the British Ministry of Defense suggests.
Russia's war against Ukraine
At 5 o'clock in the morning on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military operation against Ukraine in the Donbass at the request of the "DPR" and "LPR" groups.
On February 21, during a televised address to Russians, Putin called the so-called "DPR" and "LPR" independent states within the boundaries of the regions.
On February 22, the Council of the Federation ratified this decision.
All days of the war, Ukrainian cities were bombarded with rockets, aircraft flew over them.
Russian troops are attacking, including from the territory of Belarus, using airfields, bases and roads.
Representatives of the Lukashenka regime justify the war, the opposition considers the territory of Belarus occupied and calls for resistance to the Russian invaders.
On February 27, the International Territorial Defense Legion was created in Ukraine, and foreign volunteers were invited to join it.
Belarusians also entered there.
During the three and a half months of the war, several Belarusian volunteers and soldiers of the USU died at the front: Alyaksei "Tur" Skoblya, Ilya "Litvin" Hrenau, Zmytser "Terror" Apanasovich, Zmytser "Hans" Rubashevsky, Konstantin "Phoenix" Dubaila, Pavel "Volat" , Ivan "Brest" Marchuk.
In the battle where Marchuk was killed, another six Belarusian fighters disappeared without a trace.
It is generally known about 10 fallen Belarusian fighters of various units, including the Kalinovsky Regiment.
On June 17, the fighters of the Kalinovsky regiment received the state Ukrainian awards "For combat merits" and "Ukraine above all".
On March 30, the UN approved the composition of an independent commission that will investigate Russian war crimes in Ukraine.
It included people who worked in the analysis of the genocide in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Contrary to Putin's statements about attacks only on military facilities, the Russians are bombing schools, kindergartens and residential areas of Ukrainian cities.
The Russians are using banned weapons, including cluster bombs, against civilians.
On April 1, Lithuania became the first country in the European Union to completely abandon Russian gas.
Latvia and Estonia followed her example.
Germany has promised to completely stop using Russian oil by the end of 2022.
On April 2, after the liberation of the town of Bucha near Kyiv, photojournalists published dozens of photographs showing hundreds of dead people, victims of mass murders committed by Russian troops.
Many are buried in spontaneous mass graves.
The Russian occupation also brought great destruction to the people of Barodyan.
It is also known about a number of rapes, including babies.
In April, missile attacks on Ukraine and airstrikes from the territory of Belarus decreased, Russian troops began to leave Belarus.
On May 9, the US President signed the Land Leasing Law.
This law restores the program from the Second World War, which will speed up the supply of weapons to Ukraine and increase the amount of such assistance.
On the night of May 17, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anna Malyar confirmed the beginning of the operation to rescue the Ukrainian soldiers who were trapped in the territory of "Azovstal".
According to her, 53 seriously wounded were evacuated from there to the medical facility of occupied Novoazovsk.
Another 211 people were brought to Alenivka through the humanitarian corridor.
The Ministry of Defense of Russia states that almost 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers at the plant "surrendered" as of May 18.
The International Red Cross officially registered these fighters as prisoners of war.
Since its inception, thousands of volunteers from 55 countries have joined the Foreign Legion, including Canada, the Baltic States, Poland, Australia, the Netherlands, the USA, the Czech Republic, Finland, and other countries.
Several foreigners who fought for Ukraine were captured and died.
In June, the so-called "DPR" sentenced two volunteers from Great Britain and one from Morocco to death.
Since the beginning of the war, 34 journalists have died.
Some did not perform professional functions, but were mobilized into the Ukrainian army.
On June 25, Ukrainian troops retreated from the city of Severodanetsk to fortified positions.
The city was captured by the Russian military.
On July 29, as a result of an attack on the colony in Alenivtsi, at least 53 Ukrainian prisoners who previously defended the Azovstal plant were killed.
The Russians accused Ukraine of the attack, the Ukrainian side declared that the prisoners were deliberately killed by the Russian side.
Independent verification of information about military actions provided by officials of various parties is still impossible.