Ukraine has accused Russian forces of destroying another dam in an attempt to impede Ukraine's counteroffensive. The dam in question is a smaller one along the Mokri Yaly River, which has become a significant route for Ukraine's advances in western Donetsk.
The Ukrainian military has been making progress on both sides of the river, moving southward from Velyka Novosilka. They claim to have liberated several villages in the process, including Blahodatne on the east bank and Neskuchne, Makarivka, and Storozheve on the west side. The Ukrainian armed forces have released pictures showing their units holding up flags in these villages, but independent verification is lacking.
Russian military bloggers have confirmed the Ukrainian advance and reported intense fighting overnight and into Monday morning in the next village, Urozhaine, located on the east bank of the river.
Valeriy Shershen, a Ukrainian military spokesperson, stated that a dam upstream along the Mokri Yaly River was blown up by Russian occupation forces, causing flooding on both banks. According to Shershen, the Russian objective was to slow down Ukraine's counteroffensive, but he claimed that their efforts had failed. The dam is believed to have been located in the village of Klyuchove, although its destruction has not been independently verified.