Ukraine launched an attack on a Russian base in Makiivka using US-supplied Himars rockets. Russia claims 63 soldiers were killed while Ukraine claims 400 were killed and 300 were injured.

Analyst Comment: Ukraine has made little to no progress in their counter-offensive in the Donbas in recent weeks. Ukraine’s most effective strikes are utilizing US and NATO-supplied intelligence and equipment. If Russia believes these are a threat to its success in Ukraine, it will begin to directly target Western interests. With China pledging increased military cooperation with Russia, this increasingly looks like the start of a World War.