Ukrainian forces pressed attacks in three zones, while Russian forces counterattacked near Kremmina and Avdiivka. To date, Ukrainian movements have been reported towards Priutne in the Zaporizhia region, the southern part of Ukraine’s offensive. The Ukrainians kept their small foothold near the Antonievsky Bridge across the Dnipro in the Kherson region and were attempting to seize nearby islands. Russian propaganda is hailing a pizzeria attack that targeted NATO instructors and killed three teenage girls as a success.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov told the UK’s Financial Times:
· Offensive action to date has been a “Preview” of the greatest motivation to arrive;
· Ukraine’s military continues to inflict heavy losses on Russian troops, “destabilizing as a tool and liberating Ukrainian lands as a goal”;
· including Ukraine’s main troop reserves Most of the regiments were recently trained in the West and modern NATO tanks and armored vehicles were yet to be deployed;
· Ukraine’s forces made “some gains” that public officials did not make public to avoid exposing troops; and,
· The move would be a contrast to last year’s push for Russian forces in Kiev, the northeastern Kharkiv region and the southern city of Kherson. “You can’t expect a miracle from every action.”
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Russian forces continued intensive artillery, air and armored counterattacks near Antonivsky Bridge in the Dachi and Kherson regions on the left bank of the Dnipro River. Ukrainian forces – estimated at company strength – remain in positionAccording to Deep State and pro-Russian sources.
Pro-Russian sources said The Ukrainians launched amphibious assaults In the area of several islands south of Kherson and “there is no credible control over the gray zone in the region of the islands.”
A leading Ukrainian millblocker said, “By pushing the Russians from these small islands and residential areas, the Ukrainians can gradually gain complete independence on the river, even without controlling the other bank. Russian analysts warn that if Ukrainian forces push the Russians to the mainland, the Ukrainians will start looking for a weak spot. As for the length of the front line. , the probability that Ukrainians will find such a weak point is very high.
Russia has claimed responsibility for a missile attack on a Kramatorsk pizzeria that killed 11 people, including three teenage girls. Russian propagandist Olga Skabayeva, a state television presenter, said: “The missiles were aimed at NATO trainers and the objective of the strike was achieved.”
Russian forces carried out offensive attacks: a) in the Serebiansky forest area near Kremmina in the Luhansk region, the fighting was extensive and intense, and; b) in Pervomaisk and Mariinka, which failed according to pro-Russian sources in the Donetsk region.
Ukrainian Soldiers from the Edelweiss 10th Mountain Assault Brigade’s anti-aircraft missile unit shoot down a Russian Su-25 ground attack aircraft.
Russian forces launched two missile strikes, 44 air strikes and 20 strikes using multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).
A prominent Russian millblogger quoted by ISW said Wagner’s rebellion had prompted a “large-scale purge” among the command staff of the Russian armed forces and that the Russian MoD was currently undergoing a “crash test” for loyalty.
Three people were killed in Russian shelling in the Kherson region, according to the regional governor.
Zone A. TO518 / Mokri Yaly river axis – border of Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions
Ukrainian units advanced towards Briutne, according to pro-Russian sources. This would reflect the “south-most” attack position in the region to date. Taking Pryudne would represent a spearhead Ukrainian position between liberated Levatne five kilometers to the west, Makharivka about 10 kilometers to the east, and Levatne liberated in Rivnopil about five kilometers to the north.
Zone B. Western Zaporizhia
According to Ukrainian millblocker Deep State and pro-Russian sources, fighting and Ukrainian counterattacks are ongoing north of Robotyn.
Zone C. Bakhmut
The Deep State says Ukrainian forces made gains along the route from Sloviansk to Pakmut, and pro-Russian sources say they won near Klishivka.
According to pro-Russian sources, Russian forces were defeated near Berehivka.