The Express - Tara Fair / Olivia Stringer / Sean Meleady

The Ukrainian Defence officials announced on Monday that Ukrainian forces had successfully re-taken the eastern city of Chuhuiv after Russian troops captured it. The General Staff said the defending forces had seized the city from the Russians and inflicted heavy losses on Putin's men in both personnel and equipment, killing two high-ranking Russian commanders.

Meanwhile, the governor of Ukraine's Mykolayiv region says Ukrainian forces have now retaken the regional airport from Russian forces.

As fighting enters its 12th day, Ukraine's military now estimates that 11,000 Russian soldiers have been killed in fighting along with the loss of 1,000 armoured vehicles, 290 tanks, 68 helicopters, 46 planes and dozens of other piece of hardware. Independent observers give lower totals, but Franz-Stefan Gady - of the International Institute for Strategic Studies - said the situation is never-the-less "slowly becoming unsustainable for Russia".

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