It’s a stealth counteroffensive! Nothing in the US media…a sea change from the heretofore triumphalist “Ukraine is Winning” narrative.
But there is plenty in the Russian media: “Ukraine suffers heavy losses in failed offensive – Moscow”
Gotta keep sifting and winnowing to find the truth…
Here’s the situation on the ground as of 9/29, according to ISW (light blue shading denotes areas retaken by Ukrainian forces since 9/2):
Ukrainian forces seem to be about to close another trap around Russian forces in Lyman:
I will let readers answer for themselves the question JohnH posed on 9/2: “How is that trap working out?” (that is feinting an attack in the south to draw troops away from the Kharkiv area).