As annexation elections begin, Ukraine claims to have recovered land in the east.

Kiev announces retaken village in Donetsk and surrounding areas . Moscows proxies hold referendums on Russian annexation .

KYIV: As Moscow's proxies held referendums on Russian annexation, Kiev announced on Friday that its forces had retaken a village in eastern Donetsk and surrounding areas.According to a senior army source, the Ukrainian army has retaken Yatskivka in the Donetsk area.The official also said that Kyiv forces had recovered control of positions south of Bakhmut, also in Donetsk, where voting was taking place on Friday in Russian-controlled territory.