Britain says Ukraine repelled numerous Russian assaults along the line of contact in Donbas

FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian service members guard the area near the line of separation in the Donetsk region

(Reuters) - Ukraine has repelled numerous Russian assaults along the line of contact in Donbas this week, a British military update said on Sunday.

Despite Russia making some territorial gains, Ukrainian resistance has been strong across all axes and inflicted a significant cost on Russian forces, the UK Ministry of Defence tweeted in a regular bulletin.

"Poor Russian morale and limited time to reconstitute, re-equip and reorganise forces from prior offensives are likely hindering Russian combat effectiveness," the update added.

Reuters could not immediately verify the report.

(Reporting by Shivam Patel in Bengaluru)

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