Russian forces made marginal gains northeast of Bakhmut and near Opytne and Stepove, Avdiivka direction. Ukrainian forces continue to hold positions on the eastern bank of the Dnipro in the Kherson Oblast.
Frontline report: Ukrainians cross railway line near Klishchiivka, look to cut off Bakhmut supply road
Ukrainians broke through Russian railway defenses near Klishchiivka, advancing significantly. Drones targeted vehicles in Bakhmut, forcing road nets, as Ukraine aims to cut supply lines around Opytne south of Donetsk's Bakhmut.
As Russian defenses falter at Opytne next to Donetsk Airport, Ukrainians gain ground in three axes, seizing opportunities from Russian missteps.
Defense Ministry: Ukraine enters Opytne near Donetsk, “has successes” near Bakhmut, liberates 1.5 km² in south
Ukrainian troops, in a week, liberate part of Opytne near Donetsk City, advance near Klishchiivka in the east and Robotyne-Verbove in the south, and reclaim 3.5 square kilometers total, Ukraine's Defense Ministry says.
It is winter, and inside the town of Novhorodske, a small assembly of people crowd around a Red…