Ukraine claims battlefield gains, more liberated towns

Ukraine says its forces have liberated three cities from the occupiers and destroyed the Russian safety company’s native hub — as Kyiv touted its navy’s success in its week-old counteroffensive within the south.

Following days of silence about their new offensive, Ukrainian officers posted a picture on-line of three troopers elevating a flag over a settlement in Kherson province — a southern area occupied by Russia because the warfare’s early days.

The picture of the flag being fastened to a pole on a rooftop, purportedly in Vysokopyllya within the north of Kherson, was launched as President Volodymyr Zelensky mentioned Ukrainian forces had captured two cities within the south and one within the east.

On Monday, Ukraine’s protection intelligence division claimed that Kyiv’s forces struck a Russian base utilized by the Kremlin’s Federal Safety Service in Kamianka-Dniprovska within the Zaporizhzhia area.

Three Ukrainian soldiers are seen raising their country's flag over a newly liberated settlement in Kherson province.
Three Ukrainian troopers elevate their nation’s flag over a newly liberated settlement in Kherson province.
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President Volodymyr Zelensky
President Volodymyr Zelensky revealed on Sunday mentioned Ukrainian forces had captured two cities within the south and one within the east.

The strike additionally destroyed a warehouse that was getting used to retailer ballots for a deliberate referendum, CNN reported.

After months of putting up with punishing Russian artillery assaults within the east, Ukraine has begun its counter-attack, its greatest because it repelled Russian forces from the outskirts of Kyiv in March.

Ukraine’s presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak suggested residents of Russian-annexed Crimea to arrange bomb shelters and top off on provides “throughout de-occupation measures.”

“Every part will probably be Ukraine,” he wrote on Twitter.

Ukraine had saved most particulars of its new marketing campaign underneath wraps, banning journalists from the entrance line and providing little public commentary in an effort to protect the tactical shock.

Ukrainian forces drive out of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine on Monday.
Ukrainian forces drive out of Bakhmut in jap Ukraine on Monday.

The Ukrainian navy’s basic employees reported Monday that it repelled a number of Russian offensives and knocked the enemy from its positions close to Kramatorsk within the east.

Russia has mentioned it has pushed again assaults in Kherson, however in a uncommon acknowledgment of the Ukrainian counter-offensive, TASS information company quoted a Moscow-installed official within the area as saying its plans for a referendum on becoming a member of Russia had been placed on maintain as a result of safety scenario.

Zelensky’s announcement {that a} city had been captured within the east recommended Ukraine was benefiting from strain within the south to attempt to reverse a few of the good points Russia made elsewhere in current months.

In his evening address on Sunday, Zelensky tempered his bulletins of success with a warning to European nations that they may face a chilly winter as Russia’s continued fuel shutdown roiled markets.

Ukrainian firefighters put out fire in a residential house after a Russian military strike in the Donetsk region on Monday.
Ukrainian firefighters put out a hearth in a residential home after a Russian navy strike within the Donetsk area on Monday.

Moscow blames disruption to gear repairs and upkeep attributable to Western sanctions for its halt to the circulate of fuel by Nord Stream 1, its foremost pipeline to Germany. Russia was resulting from reopen the pipeline on Saturday however has mentioned it’s going to keep shut indefinitely.

“Issues with fuel provide arose due to the sanctions imposed on our nation by Western states, together with Germany and Britain,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov overtly admitted on Monday.

European nations and the US mentioned Russia is utilizing vitality as a weapon however that they’re collaborating to make sure provides.

“Because of these efforts, European fuel storage will probably be full by the crucial winter heating season,” a White Home official mentioned. “We’ve extra work to do.”

Right-wing activists hold up a banner reading "Open Nord Stream 2 immediately" during a protest against increasing energy prices and rising living expenses in Leipzig, Germany.
Russia’s continued fuel shutdown, which Moscow blamed on Western sanctions, roiled markets in Europe.

Led by Germany, European nations have rolled out billions of euros in assist for customers and companies, which final week helped drive European fuel costs again down sharply from report highs.

However the weekend information about Nord Stream’s prolonged shutdown despatched costs hovering as soon as once more on Monday, bringing fears of a bleak winter for customers and companies throughout the continent.

Peskov additionally mentioned Moscow deliberate to retaliate for the newest Western transfer: a proposed cap on the worth of Russian oil exports from December designed to cut back Moscow’s foremost supply of revenue.

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal urged the European Union on Monday to produce Kyiv with extra weapons and gear whereas providing to assist out with fuel deliveries to cut back the bloc’s dependence on Russia.

With Submit wires

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