The Russians have captured Sakko-Vantsetti and Mykolaivka north of Soledar, south of Siversk.
These are very minor settlements. However if the Russian advance north ward continues it could start to threaten Siversk and undermine the whole Ukrainian position east and south east of Siversk.
late wrote:The heavy fighting will resume in the Spring...
So as far as I can make out, the very end of June through to the first half of October are the best months for fighting in Donbas, for making decisive advances. Outside of the Urban areas Ukraine's road network lacks density. This makes mud a massive problem for any military advance. The off road abilities of the T34 were always some what exaggerated, although its wider tracks gave it and other WWII Soviet tanks an advantage. After world war II the off road capabilities of Soviet and therefore their Russian and Ukrainian successor states armoured vehicles declined.
The Soviet Union was an aggressive expansionist state set on world domination. Soviet military planners therefore expected a war with West would take place on the dense road networks of Central and Western Europe. Western armoured vehicles are certainly not designed for warfare in Russia / Ukraine. Anyway outside of summer early autumn, the best months for fighting in the Donbas, as far as I can make out are January and February. Talk of great spring offensives makes no sense to me.