Ukraine has made modest progress in its strategic counteroffensive, while losing a comparable amount of ground in other areas.
Sporadic fighting has continued between various groups on several fronts in Syria, despite no lasting changes to territorial control.
Ukraine’s long-anticipated counteroffensive has resulted in significant, but limited, territorial gains in the southeast.
Russian forces have continued to advance within Bakhmut town, while both sides have made small gains in other parts of Donetsk and Luhansk.
Almost all territorial changes in the past month have been in favor of Russia. Most have been very small, but Russian forces have made major progress towards capturing the small city of Bakhmut.
Southern separatists have consolidated their control in the south, taking over most of Abyan province in clashes with rival government factions and Al Qaeda.
Russia has continued to slowly advance, mostly within the Donetsk area, and has nearly cut off the small city of Bakhmut from Ukrainian supply lines.
Somalia’s pro-federal alliance has captured several major towns from Al Shabaab, in its biggest gains against the group in almost a decade.
Russia is again on the offensive in Ukraine, having captured a strategic town in Donetsk and entered a small city nearby – but only after weeks of grueling, bloody ground warfare.