Ukrainians claim to have liberated another city in Donetsk

Ukrainian soldiers/Photo: Twitter/Ukrainian Ministry of Defense

The Ukrainian army said today that it has taken control of another city in the eastern Donetsk region that was under the control of Russian forces.

- The Ukrainian army recaptured Yatskivka, Oleksiy Gromov, a representative of the Ukrainian General Staff, announced on television, at a time when a referendum on their accession to Russia is being held in the territories under Russian control.

The capture of the city, located on the eastern bank of the Oskil River, confirms the continuation of the Ukrainian counteroffensive, in which Kyiv managed to recover thousands of square kilometers of territory from the neighboring Kharkiv region.

- Ukrainians have also regained control of positions south of Bakhmut, a key city in the Donetsk region that has been the target of Russian attacks in recent weeks, Gromov said.

Referendums on joining Russia are being held in the Ukrainian regions that are partially or completely under Russian control from today. Kyiv and the West evaluated such referendums as "lakrdia" and a major escalation of the conflict.

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