Ukraine updates: Russia claims capture of village in Donetsk

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Russia’s Defense Ministry has claimed new gains in eastern Ukraine, while Ukraine’s military has said Russian attempts in the area were being held back.

Russia’s Ministry of Defense claims to have captured the eastern village of Novomykhailivka in Russian-annexed Donetsk.

Ukraine’s military leadership on Monday morning said that Russian forces had made 23 attempts to break through defensive lines in areas around Georgiyivka, Novomykhailivka, Vodyane and Urozhayne, but were contained.

Meanwhile, EU foreign and defense ministers are meeting in Luxembourg to discuss continued support for Ukraine following the weekend’s decision by US lawmakers to approve a $61 billion (€57 billion) military aid package for Kyiv.

Courtesy of DW