A part of an apartment is seen at the side of damaged during a heavy fighting buildings in Mariupol, in territory under the government of the Donetsk People s Republic, eastern Ukraine, Friday, May 13, 2022. AP
The general staff of Ukraine's armed forces said Russia's military also continued air and artillery strikes around the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, the last holdout of Ukrainian forces in the strategic city.
In the Donetsk region, it said Russian forces used a range of weaponry on Ukrainian military fortifications and units and fired artillery at civilian infrastructure in the towns of Dovhenke, Ruski Tyshki, Ternova and Petrivka.
Around Ukraine's second-largest city Kharkiv, Russian forces are now concentrating on ``maintaining positions and preventing the advance of our troops toward the border.'' Ukraine's military posted a video Sunday night showing its troops at the border in the Kharkiv region.
The Ukrainian daily note did not detail specific gains or losses. It is very difficult to get a clear overall picture of fighting in the east because of tight travel restrictions imposed by both sides and the danger of frequent air and artillery strikes around the region.