Russian forces have achieved a significant breakthrough in the area of Popasna, East Ukraine against Ukrainian forces.
Fighting is reportedly ongoing in the villages of Volodymyrivka and Soledar, which are located along the main supply route for thousands of Ukrainian soldiers in Lysychansk and Severodonetsk, reported Inkerman. Following the capture of the town of Popasna, the Russian General Staff devoted most of its available resources in Eastern Ukraine to this part of the front.
If the Russian advance continues, they will be in a position to fully encircle thousands of Ukrainian troops, added Inkerman.
Russia also now completely controls the coastal city of Mariupol in Donbass with approximately 2,000 Ukrainian troops having surrendered. The land bridge to Crimea for the Kremlin is now complete.