Russia's military invasion of Ukraine continues.

Russian and Ukrainian forces continue to fight in various parts of Ukraine, and many civilians are fleeing the country. We will update you on the situation in Ukraine on the 29th (Japan time), including the situation of the battle and the diplomacy of the countries concerned.

(There is a 7-hour time difference between Japan and Ukraine, and 6 hours with Moscow, Russia.)

Russian forces close to seized positions in eastern Donetsk Oblast

Russian forces are intensifying their offensive to seize the Ukrainian stronghold of Avdiivka, near Donetsk, the capital of Donetsk Oblast in eastern Ukraine.

The British Ministry of Defense said on the 28th that Russian troops have advanced up to 10 kilometers since last month (October) with many soldier casualties in this area, and "Although it is slight, it is one of the greatest achievements that Russia has gained since this spring."

He also expressed the view that Russian troops are gradually approaching the factories on the north side of the city, which is also tactically important.

A spokesman for the Ukrainian army on the front line revealed to local media that Russian forces are advancing infantry units while repeating airstrikes, and it seems that the fighting with the defensive Ukrainian army is becoming more intense.

In Ukraine, on the 2th, three people, including a girl, were killed by an attack by Russian troops in the northeastern Sumy Oblast, and an apartment building was attacked in Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast in the east, killing one man, local authorities said.

Wife of the head of the intelligence department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine: "Was she poisoned?"

The wife of the head of the intelligence department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine was found to be being treated for symptoms of poisoning by heavy metals, and local media reported that she may have been poisoned by someone.

The person being treated is Marianna, the wife of the head of the General Information Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Budanov, and Ukrainian media are reporting the view of the person concerned that he likely ingested heavy metals through food.

Marianna's condition is improving.

The BBC in the United Kingdom also reported that several staff members of the intelligence service had similar symptoms.

Regarding the head of the General Intelligence Directorate, the Russian security services claim that he led the assassination plan of Russian key figures.

Some Ukrainian media reports that the detected heavy metals are not used in everyday life, and that an investigation is underway on suspicion that someone tried to kill Marianna using poison.