(Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday the situation on the front lines in the east was getting tougher and Russia was throwing more and more troops into battle.
Fighting in the east
* The head of Russia’s private Wagner militia said on Sunday that fierce fighting was ongoing in the northern parts of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, which has been the focus of Russian forces’ attention for weeks.
*Ukrainian forces remained in control of the village of Bilohorivka, the Luhansk region governor Serhiy Haidai said on Sunday, adding that the situation there is tense, but under control. Some Moscow-installed officials and pro-Russian military bloggers have recently claimed Russian advances in the direction of Bilohorivka, the last part of Luhansk held by Ukrainian forces.
Reuters could not immediately verify the battlefield accounts.
* Two Russian missiles hit…