Fighting continues around Bakhmut and Donetsk while Russian missiles target civilians in Mykolaiv.
Russian forces use civilians as human shields in Kherson on the temporary ferry across the Dnipro.
Mykolaiv hit by more than 40 missiles and rockets in biggest attack since the war started.
The Russian military has shifted its focus from Slovyansk-Karmatorsk to the Donbas, west of Donetsk.
Up to 50 Ukrainian POWs were killed on July 28 in a second alleged war crime ordered by PMC Wagner Group.
Ukrainian forces make gains in Izyum as the counteroffensive in Kherson gains momentum.
The seaside town of Zatoka was decimated by a Russian cruise missile attack with over 155 homes damaged or destroyed.
Russia also hit the Kanatove air force base in Kirovohrad with 13 cruise missiles.
Russian forces can't hold new gains as attacking troop formations grow smaller and less organized.
Russian forces have not made meaningful territorial gains in Ukraine since July 3rd.