Ukraine has launched an offensive in the south to regain control of the territories occupied by Russia. The Russian defense ministry admits that the clashes have moved to the Mylokayiv region and near Andriyvka in the Kherson region. US Defense Secretary Llyod Austin said Ukrainian forces are making progress in the Kherson region after taking the city of Lyman. Austin in an interview with CNN said he had recorded “a change in dynamics on the battlefield”. Ukrainian soldiers “fought very well in the Kharkiv region and moved to take advantage of the opportunities. The fighting in the Kherson region is proceeding a little slower, but they are making progress,” he added.