«Ukrainian forces are advancing. Despite everything and whatever anyone says, we are making progress and that is the most important thing. We are on the move.” The Ukrainian President stated this on social media Volodymyr Zelensky. Zelensky added on social media: «Without a doubt, we will protect Ukraine and restore freedom throughout our country. We all believe that this will be a different Ukraine. The same borders. The same vibrant democracy.
Ukraine will continue to be one of the freest nations in Europe. What there will not be is the old ‘business as usual’ for those who stole from Ukraine and placed themselves above the law and all rules. I thank the Ukrainian law enforcement agencies for taking action to ensure justice in every case that has remained pending for decades. The rule of law must prevail.”
The Ukrainian armed forces will be able to strike targets on the territory of Russia at a distance of up to 1,500 km. This was stated by the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov on Ukrainian Radio, quoted by UNIAN.
According to Danilov, this is possible thanks to two projects developed internally by the Ukrainians, one missile and one drone. «The nationality of weapons used on the territory of the Russian Federation is Ukrainian.
There are two areas that are being worked on for a certain period of time: a missile program, approved already in 2020, to create Ukrainian own missiles, and the use of drones, which is developing very powerfully in our country today to attract a large number of private companies,” said the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council.
Ukrainian general: “We are between the first and second Russian lines”
Ukrainian forces have broken the first Russian defense line near Zaporizhzhia and are now before the second fortification of Moscow. This was stated by the commander of the Tavria Operational and Strategic Forces Group, Alexander Tarnavsky, in an interview with the Guardian. According to Tarnavsky, Russia did not believe that Kiev’s army would go that deep, which is why it devoted 60% of its time and resources to building the first defensive line and only 20% each to the second and third lines. «We are completing the destruction of enemy units that provide cover for the retreat of Russian troops behind their second defensive line» added the general. The Ukrainian forces took a long time due to a large minefield which forced the Kiev sappers to work hard to find a clear path. Behind this outpost, Russian troops “simply stand waiting for the Ukrainian army,” shooting down vehicles with projectiles and drones, Tarnavsky said. Now that the front line has been crossed, however, Moscow has been forced to redeploy troops to the area, from the front lines inside occupied Ukraine, from Kherson and Lyman, but also from inside Russia.