Ukraine Has Liberated These Villages in Their Counteroffensive So Far

This screen grab from a clip shared by Ukrainian armed forces shows troops with a flag after purportedly liberating the village of Storozheve in the Donetsk region. Kyiv has said that several villages have been recaptured after its long-awaited counteroffensive started.VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

Marina Miron, a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, said that Ukraine was trying to break through Russia’s echeloned defense system “which is quite complex and may have been underestimated.”

“However, these are just early attempts and do not tell us anything about how the entire operation will unfold,” she toldĀ Newsweek.

She said that the Ukrainian progress in pushing Russian troops out of several villages was “slow, and it will not be linear.”