Russia may launch southern offensive to try to regain momentum, says Ukraine general

Russia may launch southern offensive to try to regain momentum, says Ukraine general

Ukrainian forces had been forced to switch to defending the outskirts of Avdiivka. — Reuters pic

Thursday, 04 Aug 2022 9:01 PM MYT

KYIV, Aug 4 — Russia may launch an offensive in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson to try to win back momentum in the war and it has been building up forces there, Ukrainian General Oleksiy Gromov told a news conference today.

He said Ukraine had improved its tactical position around the eastern city of Sloviansk and recaptured two villages, but that Russian forces had been trying to take the eastern city of Avdiivka and village of Pisky.

Ukrainian forces had been forced to switch to defending the outskirts of Avdiivka, he said. — Reuters