Day 395 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Moscow’s Advance in Bakhmut is Slowing Down

Day 395 of the invasion of Ukraine. Summary of key events in the last 24 hours:

  • Kyiv: Moscow's advance in the Bakhmut area is beginning to falter
  • The UN has accused the Ukrainians and Russians of "summit executions" of prisoners of war
  • Prigozhin refuted Putin's repeating statements
  • Medvedev: If Crimea is invaded, we will use "absolutely any weapons"
  • Volodin: Let's ban the International Court of Justice in The Hague


Kyiv: Moscow's advance in the Bakhmut area is beginning to falter

Russian troops continue attacks on the northern and southern sectors of the front line in Donbas, but Moscow's advance in the Bakhmut region is beginning to falter, Kyiv notes.

The battle for Bakhmut is "stabilizing", said the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian forces, General Valerii Zaluzhnyi. The situation on the front in the direction of Bakhmut is the most difficult, but thanks to the enormous efforts of our soldiers, we manage to stabilize it, noted Zaluzhnyi, and added that the Ukrainian army managed to ease the tension on one of its supply routes.

According to the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War, Russia's private "Wagner" army is superior in numbers, but so far the Ukrainian military has been able to wear down the mercenaries.

Kyiv also reported heavy fighting along the Lyman-Kupiansk line, as well as to the south in Avdiivka on the outskirts of Russian-held Donetsk.

At least nine civilians have been killed by Russian shelling over the past 24 hours. According to the Red Cross, ten thousand people are suffering in and around the...

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