Ukrainian forces break through Russian defenses in southern Kherson, expand gains in northeast

Ukrainian forces continued their counteroffensive in northeastern Kharkiv province on Monday, pushing eastward and southward from newly recaptured Lyman, a key logistics hub in Donetsk province, and establishing a toehold in Luhansk province. In southern Kherson province, where Kyiv's campaign to reclaim land has been progressing more slowly, Ukrainian forces broke through Russia's defensive lines on the western bank of the Dnieper River and pushed about 20 miles south.

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