Ukraine has made modest progress in its strategic counteroffensive, while losing a comparable amount of ground in other areas.
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.
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.
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.
Ukrainian forces have retaken control of Kherson city and surroundings after a Russian withdrawal, while Russia and allies have made much smaller advances along other parts of the frontline.
In the month or so leading up to Russia’s Kherson withdrawal, Ukrainian forces had already recaptured significant blocks of territory across four provinces, despite Russian claims of annexation.
Though slow Russian advances have continued in some areas, recent weeks have also seen a string of major Ukrainian victories, which have pushed Russian forces out of most of the areas they had controlled in Kharkiv province.