The Ukrainian military said Russian forces continued artillery and rocket attacks across the front, from Kharkov in the north to Zaporizhia in the south. Overall, more than 50 settlements were attacked between Sunday and Monday night.
In the East: Parts of the Donetsk region were the hardest hit, with Soledar, Vhleda and Bakhmut districts being attacked. Ukrainian forces still hold Bakhmut, but it is under daily attack, along with settlements to the east and south.
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces also reported heavy shelling in areas west of the city of Donetsk.
The Russian military said Ukrainian forces continue to shell recently liberated areas of Kharkov and Luhansk as they advance toward Russian supply routes. Several settlements in the Kharkiv region near the Russian border were also hit by shelling.
Further south, Ukraine appears to have targeted a Russian military command in the town of Volnovakha in the Donetsk region with long-range rockets.
Yuri Mysyagin, deputy chairman of the parliamentary committee on national security, intelligence and defense, said the Aktamar hotel on the Mariupol-Donetsk highway, where the Chechen army was based, was reportedly attacked.
Local authorities in Russia-backed Donetsk confirmed that the building had been destroyed, but gave no further details.
In the South: Russian forces continue to respond with widespread artillery fire from tanks and artillery as Ukrainian forces continue to push further into the southern region of Kherson, according to the General Staff. Several settlements in Zaporizhzhia were set on fire and on Monday night he city of Mykolaiv was also attacked. Two S-300 missiles hit the city, destroying one house. One woman was reported killed by the mayor’s office.
In Kakhovka on the Dnieper, the Chief of the General Staff agreed with the comments of regional officials that “citizens living in apartments along the Dnieper are being forcibly evicted from their homes.”
The Russian military said it was building fortifications and laying “mine blast barriers around civilian housing.”
Ukrainian officials said Russian forces appeared to be digging in rather than leaving Kherson’s west bank.