The Ukrainian army gained ground yesterday by advancing counter-offensive operations near Robotyno in the western Zaporizhzhia region, while Russian military commanders are sounding the alarm as the Kremlin army is fighting in the area without reinforcements and without rotation of troops. This was stated by the Kiev General Staff in a post on Facebook, adding that in the last 24 hours the Kiev forces eliminated 640 occupants, thus bringing the losses among the Russian military at around 260,270 personnel since the beginning of the war.
Significant losses of the Russians in the Dnipro Delta
The spokeswoman of the South Ukrainian military press center, Nataliya Gumenyuk, announced on public television that in the southern region of Kherson Kiev troops are successfully operating in the Dnipro river delta, destroying the Russian river “subfleet” with which the enemy tries to maneuver between the islands: “In particular, a lot of work is being done on the destruction of large-caliber weapons,” he said, quoted by RBC-Ukraine.
Also according to the US Institute for the Study of War (ISW), the Russian occupiers suffered significant losses due to insufficient support on the islands of the Dnipro Delta. The ISW reports that reports of a Russian unit suffering heavy casualties due to inadequate support on an island in the Dnipro River Delta have sparked outrage against the Russian military command among powerful military bloggers. THE Milbloggers have amplified the complaint from personnel of the 205th Motor Rifle Brigade, claiming that some units are suffering losses significant under Ukrainian artillery fire on an island in the direction of Kherson and that the commanders ignore the military’s requests.
The US military command speaks of a Ukrainian ‘breakthrough’
Yesterday the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, in an interview with the Jordanian channel Al-Mamlaka, said that Ukrainian defense forces have broken through the first line of Russian fortifications on the southern front, in the Zaporizhzhia region and Moscow’s forces fear a breakthrough. In this way, Milley confirmed a previous statement made by Ukrainian Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar on August 4th. “There are growing indications that Ukrainian forces have broken through the Russian first line of defense on part of the southern front in the Zaporizhzhia region and are wedging towards the strategically important city of Tokmak,” Milley said.