Ukraine has launched an assault in the south of the country in an effort to reclaim the Russian-occupied Kherson region. Meanwhile, Russian shelling has forced some of the last residents of Ukraine’s east to flee. WSJ’s Matthew Luxmoore reports from near Ukraine’s front lines. Photo: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty ImagesMYKOLAIV, Ukraine—After a crescendo of long-range strikes on Russian military facilities and bridges in the dark of night early Monday, Ukrainian forces launched a southern offensive with attacks along the front lines.
Ukrainian armor crashed over the Inhulets River and established a bridgehead, the main gains that Kyiv has made in two days of fighting.