Moment shell lands near Ukrainian anti-air unit

STORY: Ukraine reported new territorial gains on Thursday (May 18) in heavy fighting on the flanks of the eastern city of Bakhmut, their latest advances in what appears to be a shift of momentum in the area after a months-long Russian offensive.

Set back from the city known by both sides as the "meat grinder" because of the ferocity of fighting, soldiers with an anti-aircraft unit monitored the battlefield on tablets as the sound of shelling rumbled near their positions.

In the past week, Kyiv has said it has stepped up pressure on Moscow's forces to the north and south of Bakhmut but that Russia has continued to send in more troops including paratroopers.