Insiders say Putin has given instructions to defeat Ukraine by Tuesday next week.
Otherwise, Putin promised to remove from their posts those responsible for carrying out the “military operation in the Donbas”.
Russian troops managed to advance slightly, heavy fighting is taking place near Kharkov.
Kiev authorities distribute small arms to residents, and the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reports on Russian losses in manpower and equipment.
The Russian Ministry of Defense says that there are no losses of personnel and equipment.