Videos of Ukrainian soldiers holding up their yellow and blue flag in newly liberated villages are once again circulating on social media.
The gains might be small but the optics are as important as the kilometres being painstakingly taken back.
The offensive in the east of the country continues to gather pace along the 1,000 kilometre front line with, especially fierce fighting in the Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions.
The Ukrainians say they’ve retaken a number of small villages to the south of Velyka Novosilka.
And some of the most intense fighting continues around Avdiivka, close to Russian controlled Donetsk city, and surrounded on three sides by Russian forces.
Filmed and edited by Soren Munk and produced by Rob Hodge and Maksym Drabo