Published on: 05/14/2022 – 07:09 In the Donbass, the Russian forces seem to be marking time despite “significant efforts” in the regions of Izium and Severodonetsk to make a breakthrough towards Kramatorsk, the big city of the part of the coal basin under Ukrainian control. Follow the events of Saturday May 14 live. 4:33 a.m .: heavy fighting in the Donbass region Particularly intense fighting is raging in the Donbass region (eastern Ukraine), on which Moscow is concentrating without significant progress. “There is heavy fighting on the border with the Donetsk region, near Popasna”, commented on Friday evening on Facebook Sergiï Gaïdaï, Ukrainian governor of the Lugansk region, reporting numerous losses in equipment and personnel on the Russian side. The British Ministry of Defense (MoD) has said Friday that Ukrainian forces had “successfully” repelled a Russian attempt to cross the river near Severodonetsk, causing Moscow troops heavy casualties. A US defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity , confirmed that the most important Russian activity currently takes place in the Donbass. “And basically we continue to see that the Russians are not making a significant hold” in this area, he said. “Ukrainian artillery thwarts Russian efforts to gain ground, including their efforts to crossing the Donest River (…) which affects their ability to send significant reinforcements to northern Donbass,” the source continued. With AFP and Reuters
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