Ukranian army makes major advances on Russian captured territory

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The Kremlin has rejected the prospect of peace talks, despite losing territory it held in Ukraine over the past week.

Ukrainian forces made significant advances in the northeast, with 6-thousand square kilometres of the country retaken from Russian control.

However, Moscow remains adamant it will achieve its ‘special military operation’ goals in Ukraine.

Dr Patrick Bury  is a senior lecturer in security at the University of Bath, and a former NATO analyst.

He says Ukrainian forces caught the Russian army off-guard after an expected attack in the south was re-directed to the northeast

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