The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have liberated the village of Makiivka in the Svatove district of the Luhansk region, according to a video published by the Luhansk Regional Military-Civil Administration (LRA) in its official Telegram channel.
The footage shows soldiers driving past destroyed houses, with Ukrainian journalists accompanying them stating that the village was damaged after Russian shelling. The bodies of the dead are also shown lying near buildings.
Earlier, Russian troops occupied the village of Maiorsk on the outskirts of Horlivka in the Donetsk region. According to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), the Russian Defense Ministry's increasingly frequent statements about occupied territories in the Donetsk region may indicate that Russia will become more active in this area after the withdrawal of troops from the right bank of the Dnipro river in the Kherson region.