It's past 7 p.m. in Kyiv. Here's what you should know

Ukrainian forces achieved two small victories in the country's east, the commander of the Ukraine's Land Forces, Oleksandr Syrskyi, wrote on an official army website.

One of those included an advance of 400 meters (1,300 feet) toward the town of Svatove in Donetsk. Svatove sits along key Russian supply routes, so its capture would have important strategic implications.

Here are the other headlines from Ukraine:

  • Zelensky gives thanks: In his daily address on Saturday, the Ukrainian President thanked more than a dozen troops by name and asked that Ukrainians take time to do the same with individual soldiers. Among those Zelensky name-checked were troops on the front lines or battling to control the skies above them -- the fighters that would be particularly key in the rumored counteroffensive that Kyiv is expected to launch.
  • A deadly strike in Pidhorodne: Rescue workers recovered the body of a 2-year-old girl from the rubble of a building following a Russian strike on the small riverfront town of Pidhorodne, in southeastern Dnipropetrovsk region, on Saturday, a Ukrainian military official said. Twenty-two people were wounded in the attack, including five children.
  • The battle comes to Belgorod: The western Russian province, which borders Ukraine, continues to see violence as the war spills over the border. Belgorod's governer said in a video posted Sunday that shelling had been reported as Russian dissident groups fighting under Ukrainian command ramp up pressure there.

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