The Ukrainian army seized the town of staromaiorskeon the southern front, where kyiv’s forces intensified their counteroffensive in recent days, Deputy Defense Minister Ganna Maliar announced Thursday.
Staromaiorske, in the Donetsk region, was liberated. Our defenders are currently conducting cleanup operations” of Russian troops, he stated on Telegram.
Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyposted a video on Telegram in which a group of soldiers with a Ukrainian flag appears, stating that they “liberated the village of Staromaiorske”.
Our south. Our boys. Glory to Ukraine,” Zelensky wrote.
It would be one of the first tangible results of the Ukrainian offensive in that sector since the end of June.
The Ukrainian army began in early June a intended counteroffensive to repel Russian forces from territories under their control in the east and south, albeit with little success so far.