Russia-installed officials in the Donetsk region said they were in control of the salt-mining town of Soledar in East Ukraine. This comes four days after Russia officially claimed ‘capture’ of Soledar, which is located near Bakhmut. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the dynamic at the frontline was positive and everything was going as per plan. The Russian Defence Minister meanwhile, visited troops involved in Ukraine offensive and inspected the headquarters of Russia’s Vostok (East) group in an unspecified location. Watch this video for more details on the Russia-Ukraine conflict.