The Ukrainian military claims it has killed 201 Russian troops on the southern axis over the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, Ukrainian authorities claim that nearly 10 explosions were heard in the the city of Melitopol, which is under Russian occupation. Reports say that the US urged Kyiv to keep the operation in Kherson limited in both its objectives and its geography. IAEA director Rafael Grossi has said that his team is looking to gain permanent presence in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. A US official claims that the Russian military is suffering “severe manpower shortages” in Ukraine. Russian FM Sergei Lavrov has said that Russia is living through a long historical period when it has nobody but itself to rely on.