The above information was given by a commander of the southern front to the news agency reuters 26 August The commander, nicknamed “Skala”, led some soldiers to the village of Robotyn in Zaporizhia province, saying: “We don’t stop here”.
The commander said: “After that, we will take back Berdyansk and then much more. I have made it clear to my fighters that our target is not Robotine, our target is the Sea of Azov.”
The commander said, “We are passing through the main roads that have been cleared of landmines and are moving forward. I am sure we will move forward rapidly from here.”
Russians still control two houses in Robotyn, according to this commander, Ukrainian forces are trying to take full control of the settlement, located about 100 km from Berdyansk (a port on the Azov coast) and the city of Melitopol . Strategic Road 85 km reuters Said that an area of more than 80 km from the Robotine area to Melitopol is controlled by Russia.
Moscow has not confirmed that Ukraine entered Robotine.
Ukrainian tanks were destroyed by the Russians in the direction of Zaporizhia. Photo: Intel Slava Z
Ukraine’s counter-offensive was launched in June. But Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine’s Security Council, said the Russian military had spent months building up a defense network and laying massive landmines, slowing Ukraine’s southward advance towards the Sea of Azov.
Ukrainian military access to the Sea of Azov would cut off Russia’s land route between Crimea and Donetsk.
The Ukrainian military said earlier that they raised the national flag in the settlement of Robotyn, about 10 kilometers south of the Orikhiv border.
Last week, a US official said it was unlikely Ukrainian forces would be able to reach and retake the city of Melitopol in a counteroffensive aimed at splitting Russian forces in southern Ukraine.
However, in defending Ukraine’s strategy, President Volodymyr Zelensky rejected the idea that his country’s forces were too thinly spread and reiterated that he believed Kiev could regain all of the lost Ukrainian territory. Will get it from Moscow captured.
Russian rocket artillery fired at Ukraine targets. Photo: RIA Novosti
The latest intelligence updates from the British Ministry of Defense indicate that the Russian side has made limited progress in the northeast; Attacks in the region are likely to intensify over the next two months, with the goal of moving west to the Oskil River and creating a buffer zone around Luhansk.
According to the British Ministry of Defence, Russia’s Western Forces Group (WGF) in Ukraine has made advances around the cities of Kupiansk and Liman due to “frequent small-scale attacks”.
The intelligence update said: “The Ukrainian counter-offensive has put Russian forces under pressure in the town of Bakhmut and in southern Ukraine.”