Geography of Ukraine
Fighting continues in Kherson and Zaporizhzhia. Ukrainian forces claim to be advancing and occupying more and more positions in the south.
Moscow says it is regrouping its forces in Kherson, that it has halted the advance of Ukrainian forces and that they are withdrawing from Artyomovsk.
Two people died in the attack on Zaporizhzhia
Ukraine announced the recapture of more than 20 settlements in Kharkiv and Donetsk regions within 24 hours.
It comes a day after Russia confirmed it was withdrawing from the area, though it explained that its actions were related to the "implementation of the special military operation" (as Moscow calls the war in Ukraine, which today entered its 201st day).
According to ISW, the Kremlin is rushing resources to the Kharkiv City-Izyum line in an attempt to halt Ukrainian advances
Russian-language channels in Telegram exploded with news of the fall of Izyum. "Izyum surrendered", "Izyum fell" and "Izyum was surrendered" are the variants with which various groups announce the situation around the city, which is important for the outcome of the Kharkiv counter-offensive operation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (VSU).