Good news from the front. The village of Andriyivka is back in Ukrainian hands

A spokesman for the General Staff announced that the Ukrainian army had recaptured the village of Andriyivka, located near Bakhmut. This is an important point on this front line.

On Thursday, Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malar announced that Ukrainian forces had made progress in the Bakhmut sector, liberated Andriivka and strengthened their positions. This news was denied by the 3rd Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which is fighting on this sector of the front.

However, on Friday morning the Ukrainian General Staff confirmed the capture of the village, and spokesman Andriy Kovalev said Ukrainian soldiers had achieved success south of Bakhmut, where they stormed and captured Andriyivka in Donetsk Oblast. Now they are strengthening their positions and creating a solid defensive base.

The recapture of Andriivka from the Russians is a key element of the Ukrainian offensive on Bakhmut’s flanks, the main objective of which is to encircle this strategic city. The Ukrainian command has long emphasized that Andriivka is one of the key points that will allow the intersection of Russian logistics routes connecting Bakhmut with occupied Horlivka.

At the same time, the Ukrainian army continues its offensive in the south of the country, in Zaporizhia Oblast. There, Ukrainian soldiers broke through the Russians’ first line of defense on one of the front lines. Progress has been hampered by numerous obstacles, including Russian minefields. Despite this, Ukrainian soldiers strive to achieve further successes.

Counter-offensive. ‘Critics should keep their mouths shut’

– The Ukrainians may not be as many as we expected, but are gradually gaining an advantage, about 100 meters per day – said Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO.

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.”

Friday marks the 569th day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which authorities in Moscow are not calling a war but a “special military operation” carried out to “protect the Russian-speaking population” and aimed against the “Nazi regime” in Kiev. .

Source: Do Rzeczy