Moscow’s forces are pushing towards two towns in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region, where fighting intensified this week after several months of a stagnant front, Russian state media reports Sunday.
A Russian-installed official in the region Vladimir Rogov says offensive actions were concentrated around two towns: Orikhiv, around 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Ukrainian-controlled regional capital Zaporizhzhia, and Hulyaipole, further east.
“The front is mobile, especially in two directions: Orikhiv and Hulyaipole,” Rogov is quoted as saying by the Ria Novosti news agency.
He says there was active fighting in those areas, according to the agency.
“The initiative is in our hands.”