The Ukrainian army has again carried out rocket attacks in the large southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, occupied by Russian troops. The target was a strategically important and previously damaged bridge over the Dnieper River.
In addition, a road over a Dnieper dam was shelled with rockets. Since the Ukrainian attacks on connections across the Dnieper there at the end of July, the supply of Russian troops on the right bank has been significantly disrupted.
Ukrainian authorities in Kyiv have been announcing a counter-offensive for several weeks to retake territory that had to be surrendered in the early days of the Russian attack. The region is also strategically important as it borders the Crimean peninsula, which Moscow annexed in 2014. Moreover, with the capture of Kherson, the Russians managed to establish a land connection with other Ukrainian regions they had occupied since the invasion.
Fierce fighting continues in the eastern Ukrainian province of Donetsk over the towns of Bachmut and Avdiivka, the last Ukrainian stronghold there. However, Russian attacks in the area were repulsed, according to a Ukrainian armed forces report. The Russian advance east of Siversk and southwest of Avdiivka is also said to have stopped.