Ukraine’s counteroffensive. Russia brings reinforcements to Zaporozhye

The Russian army began transferring units from other parts of the front to Robotyne, British military intelligence said.

The latest intelligence update from the British Ministry of Defense states that Ukrainian forces have entered the Russian multi-level defense line located east of Robotyne (Zaporizhzhya Oblast) and that Ukrainian infantry continues to make gradual “tactical progress”.

“It is very likely that Russia has redeployed troops from other parts of the front line to replace demoted units around Robotyne. These moves are likely to limit Russia’s ability to conduct its own offensive operations in other parts of the front,” British intelligence said.

Counteroffensive in Zaporozhye. The occupation authorities confirm the success of the Ukrainians

On Wednesday, the head of the occupation authorities, Yevgeny Balitsky, officially confirmed that the Russian army had lost control of Robotyne and retreated to the hills. As he added, as a result of the war, Robotyne ceased to exist. According to him, it is “a settlement that only remained on the map”.

ISW analysts believe that after capturing Robotyne, Ukrainian forces are preparing to attack the Russian army’s second line of defense in Zaporizhia.

In total there are three lines of defense and the goal of the Ukrainians is to reach the Sea of ​​Azov and cut the “land bridge” between Russia and Crimea, which plays an important role in supplying the Russian army in the occupied territories . Ukraine.

Ukraine’s counteroffensive. ‘Critics should keep their mouths shut’

The Ukrainians may not be as much as we expected, but are gradually gaining the advantage, about 100 meters per day, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said this week.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said in late August that critics of the slow pace of the counteroffensive against Russia are “spitting in the face of Ukrainian soldiers” and should “shut their mouths.”

Source: Do Rzeczy

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