Amidst a highly complex operational picture, heavy fighting continues along multiple sectors of the front. In most areas Ukraine holds the initiative, the UK Defense Intelligence reports.
According to the UK Defense Intelligence, russian forces are likely still being ordered to return to the offensive as soon as possible: Chechen units have led an unsuccessful attempt to take the town of Mariynka, near Donetsk city, where the front line has changed little since 2015.
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Through June 7, 2023, flood levels continued to rise in the lower Dnipro, following the sabotage of the Kakhovka Dam, but will likely start to recede during June 8, 2023. Shelling has complicated some attempts to evacuate displaced civilians from inundated areas.
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