Lviv, Ukraine, Mar 25 (EFE).- Ukraine has said the latest Russian attempts to capture the key cities of Popasna, Rubizhne, and Mariupol have failed as the war enters its second month.
In a report issued at the start of the 30th day of the Feb.24 invasion, the Ukrainian military acknowledged that the Russian forces “managed to partially succeed” in the Donetsk operational district.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said the Russian attempts to reach the borders of Donetsk and Luhansk, encircling the city of Kyiv, and establishing control over the left-bank part of Ukraine had failed.
The Russian military “continues to replenish losses by training and relocating reserve units of the armed forces,” said the Ukraine army.
It said the Russian military would “probably…try to resume offensive operations in the direction of the cities of Brovary and Boryspil to block the capital Kyiv from the east.
The Russian forces tried to concentrate forces and means to resume operations in the north and attempted in vain to block Chernihiv.
The Russians have blocked the cities of Sumy and Kharkiv and launched airstrikes against civilian infrastructure, the Ukrainian military alleged.
In the South Buh area, the Russians were “occupying the established lines of defence with the forces of the group, trying to take measures to restore the combat capability of units and replenish records.” EFE