Ukraine's armed forces have made gains in counterattacks in southern Ukraine and Donbas. In particular, Ukrainian defenders have made significant progress in the Bakhmut direction.

This is stated in a recent report by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

Analysts of the Institute emphasize that on the eve of the Ukrainian Defense Forces

made a limited advance north and southwest of Bakhmut. With reference to


Deputy Minister of Defence Hanna

The ISW painter reports that the WMD are conducting offensive operations on the eastern front near Bakhmut and have advanced 200-1600 meters in the direction of Orikhovo-Vasylivka, as well as from 100 to 700 meters near Ivanovske and Klishchiivka. See

Ross from 300 meters to one kilometer in the direction of Zaliznyanske and Bohdanivka was confirmed by the spokesman of the Eastern Group of Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Serhiy Cherevatyi.

In addition, Ukrainian General Staff emphasizes that Russian troops unsuccessfully attacked Ukrainian positions near Nevelske and Mariinka. In turn, p

Axis sources claimed that Ukrainian forces carried out ground attacks near Opytne and Vodiane.

Meanwhile, PMC Wagner owner Yevgeny Prigozhin said Ukrainian troops had captured an unspecified part of Berkhivka. The oligarch also criticized the Russian military command for the previous withdrawal of Russian troops from the Berkhov reservoir.

The situation in Donbas. ISW battle map.

Analysts also reported that one p

An Osiya blogger claimed that the Ukrainian Armed Forces carried out ground attacks near Pervomaiske. Also in

The Russian Ministry of Defense was informed that units of the Chechen special forces "Akhmat" continued offensive operations near Marinka.

The ISW adds that Ukrainian forces continued counteroffensive operations in the western Donetsk and eastern Zaporizhzhia regions and achieved limited tactical successes over the past day, June 5. In addition, g

Geolocation footage from 4 and 5 June shows that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have probably advanced south-west of Velyka Novosilka and within 1.5km north-west of Storozheve.

"Russian bloggers claimed that Ukrainian troops crossed the Shaytanka River and conducted an assault near Novodonetske. The Russians reported,

that Ukrainian forces pushed them out of Novodonetske.

The commander of Russia's Vostok volunteer battalion, Alexander Khodakovsky, who reportedly commands forces near Novodonetske, confirmed that Ukrainian forces maintain a presence in the village.

The situation in Zaporizhia region. ISW battle map.

As reported, the Armed Forces of Ukraine in some areas are moving to offensive actions. The epicenter of heavy fighting remains the Bakhmut direction, where the Defense Forces are successful.

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