► Ukrainian forces took over 3 km2 last week on the outskirts of Bakhmout
Ukraine recaptured 3 km2 from Russian forces in one week near Bakhmout, in the occupied east of the country, while on the southern front, there was no “significant change”, indicated Monday August 21 a deputy defense minister.
“Three additional square kilometers have been liberated” towards Bakhmout, Ganna Maliar told Ukrainian television, the only advance claimed in a week, while Ukraine has been engaged since the beginning of June in a vast counter-offensive to try to liberate the regions. occupied by Moscow.
► Russia says it foiled two Ukrainian drone attacks near Moscow
Russia thwarted two new Ukrainian drone attacks in the Moscow region on Monday morning, which did not cause any casualties, the Russian Defense Ministry announced. At around 6:50 a.m. local time on Monday, an attempt by kyiv to conduct “a terrorist attack (by means of an) unmanned aerial vehicle (…) was foiled,” the ministry said.
Detected by the air defense in the Moscow region, the machine was “neutralized by means of electronic warfare” then “crashed near the village of Pokrovskoye, in the Odintsovo district”, in the south-west of the capital, added the Russian defense.
Another ‘Kiev regime terror attack’ was foiled at 8:16 a.m. local time as Russian air defense shot down a drone in the Istra district, also in Moscow region, northwest of the Russian capital , according to the same source.
► The Ukrainian president visits Denmark on Sunday
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived at a Danish air force base in the southern Nordic country on Sunday afternoon, two days after the United States gave the go-ahead for the dispatch from the Netherlands and Denmark of US F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine.
After heading to the Netherlands for a surprise visit, Volodymyr Zelensky landed around 4.30 p.m. in Skrydstrup. Denmark and the Netherlands have pledged to deliver F-16s to kyiv once Ukrainian pilots are trained. The Ukrainian president on Sunday evening hailed the “historic” decision by the Netherlands and Denmark to deliver a total of 61 American F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine.