Russia-Ukraine war: Ukrainian forces report success in counter-offensive; Mykolaiv grain silos ‘on fire’ – live

Ukraine claims ‘successes’ in Kherson counter-offensive

Ukrainian forces have had “successes” in three areas of the Russian-occupied region of Kherson, according to a Ukrainian regional official.

Yuriy Sobolevskyi, the deputy head of Kherson’s regional council, said Ukrainian troops had enjoyed successes in the Kherson, Beryslav, and Kakhovka districts.

Sobolevskyi did not provide any details about the alleged success of the Ukrainian troops, but his comments came as Russia’s defence ministry claimed that Ukraine’s attempts to mount a counter-offensive in the south of the country had failed.

In its daily briefing, the Russian defence ministry said Ukraine’s forces had suffered heavy losses in equipment and men.

It also said its forces had shot down three Ukrainian helicopters and that Ukraine had lost four fighter jets during two days of fighting around the Mykolaiv-Kriviy Rih frontline and in other areas of southern Ukraine.

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This article was written by Léonie Chao-Fong (now); Joe Middleton and Samantha Lock (earlier) and originally published on www.theguardian.com