NewsRussia claims strategy gain with the capture of key villages

Russia claims strategy gain with the capture of key villages

Bad news for Ukraine. The Russians announced it.
Bad news for Ukraine. The Russians announced it.
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3:52 PM EDT, May 27, 2024

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the capture of two villages: Netailovo in the Donetsk region and Ivanovka in the Kharkiv region. However, a report from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine indicates that fighting is still ongoing near Netailovo.

According to the Russians, Netailovo was captured by units of the "Center" group and Ivanovka by military personnel from the "West" group.

Ukrainian OSINT DeepState reported that on the night of May 27, the Russian military approached several settlements in the Donetsk region and captured Netailovo.

Ukrainian authorities, as reported by "Meduza", have not yet confirmed the loss of the village. The report from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine from May 27 indicates that fighting is ongoing near Netailovo. The department described the situation as "tense."

Igor Kimakovski, advisor to the head of the annexed Donetsk People's Republic, told TASS that the Russian military will be able to control most of the highway leading to Pokrovsk after capturing Netailovo.

Specifically, this road supplies Ukrainian forces in Selidovo, Kurakhove, Ukrainsk, Novopavlovka, Novogrodovka, and other localities. From there, incidentally, Donetsk was shelled for a long time, explained Kimakovski.

Russia on the offensive in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has been ongoing for over two years. In recent days, the media have reported on massive attacks, primarily on Kharkiv. The missile alert in the city lasted for several hours. Unfortunately, there are increasingly more reports of the Russian military's advantage.

Life is harder for ordinary people, however. Due to Western sanctions, many Russians lack money. Cash withdrawals from ATMs have been limited in the country. There are also food shortages.

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