Over the past week, an area of 3 square kilometers near the city was liberated, Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are also continuing the counter-offensive.
Over the past week, an area of 3 square kilometers near the city was liberated, Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are also continuing the counter-offensive towards Zaporozhye and are advancing in the area of Kliszczejówka.
Last week, the Ukrainian army liberated an area of 3 square kilometers near Bakhmut. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Defense Hanna Malyar. She noted that the Russians are conducting defensive actions in this direction, the purpose of which is to stop the advance of our troops.
The painter also reported some successes in Kliszczejówka. There, Russian troops are unsuccessfully trying to regain their lost position in this territory, as well as in the Kurdyumov and Ozaryaniw districts of the Donetsk region.
As of September 3, the Institute of War Studies informs that the Armed Forces are still conducting counter-offensive operations in the Bakhmut and Zaporizhzhia directions.
The Ukrainian General Staff reported that its troops were conducting offensive operations toward Melitopol. Geolocation photos released on September 2 and 3 show that Ukrainian forces control southern Klishcheievka. Oleksandr Shtupun, spokesman for the Ukrainian group of troops Tavry, said that Ukrainian troops had an uncertain success in the direction of Verbovoy (18 km southeast of Orichov).
Russian defensive positions anticipating the advance of a Ukrainian counter-offensive may be less difficult for Ukrainian forces. General Oleksandr Tarnavsky, the commander of the troops in the direction of Tavria, told The Guardian that the Ukrainian troops have definitely broken through the "first line of defense" of the Russian forces and that he expects the Russian troops to advance rapidly. to the weaker "second line" of defence.
Russian forces devoted 60 percent of their time and resources to building a series of defensive positions recently breached by Ukrainian forces, and only 20 percent to building two more defensive positions further south, the general says. A number of Russian defensive positions consist of a system of interconnected Russian trenches and dugouts protected by anti-tank ditches and dense minefields.