This conflict illustrates the extent to which the front line has become bogged down in conflict.
Russia claimed its forces had taken control of the village of Tabaivka in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region, but kyiv denied the claim.
Moscow claimed to have captured the small village on Monday in a statement from the Defense Ministry. However, Ukrainian officials quickly asserted on national television that kyiv remained in charge. This disagreement illustrates the state of the front line, bogged down and confused in a conflict that has lasted since now. almost two years.
The Russian military claimed to have “liberated” Tabaivka, but Volodymyr Fityo, communications chief of the Ukrainian ground forces, said: “This does not correspond to reality. Fighting takes place near this locality.
Fityo added that Moscow was “still trying to move forward in all directions.”
The village of Tabaivka lies near the border with the Luhansk region and had 34 inhabitants before Moscow’s invasion.
The Kremlin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have denied the conflict is at a stalemate, although the sprawling front line has barely moved in months.
Russia has tried to advance in the Kharkiv region for months, repeatedly striking its main city and killing 11 people in an attack last week.
Ukraine’s major counteroffensive over the summer failed to significantly repel the invading Russian forces. kyiv is now seeking additional soldiers for the front, unlike the early days of the war in 2022, when masses of patriotic volunteers were seen.
With the front line largely at a standstill, the two foes have focused on airstrikes in recent weeks, targeting towns and infrastructure in Ukraine and Russia.
Moscow has hit large swaths of Ukraine with drone and missile attacks, kyiv’s air force said on Sunday.
The Russian Air Force said Moscow attacked the central Poltava region with two missiles fired from its Iskander ballistic missile system. It also launched three surface-to-air missiles over the Donetsk region in the east.