Ukrainian forces penetrate ‘first line’ of Russian defenses on southern front
At this time, Ukrainian forces have been successful in penetrating the first line of Russian defenses on the southern front. In the weeks since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the fighting has been fierce but Ukrainian troops have slowly made progress and have even advanced into parts of the region controlled by Russian separatists. Kiev officials have praised the Ukrainian soldiers for their bravery and courage in the face of a vastly superior enemy force. They also have reiterated their commitment to restoring Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has continued to deny Russian involvement in the conflict, while providing weapons and supplies to the separatists.