According to the Ukrainian army, it is making further progress in its advance on the southern front. "We are pushing back the enemy," wrote the commander of the troops deployed in the Zaporizhia region, Brigadier General Oleksander Tarnavskyi, on his Telegram channel.
He did not give any details, but Ukrainian troops broke through a first strong Russian line of defense by capturing the town of Robotyne. According to consistent reports, they are now attacking the next Russian line blocking the way to the occupied cities of Tokmak and Melitopol. The goal is to reach the Sea of Azov, about 90 kilometers away, and to cut off the Russian troops.
The artillery under his command carried out about 1,200 fire orders in one day, wrote Tarnawskyj - an indication of heavy artillery combat. Ukrainian troops continued their offensive in the Melitopol sector, consolidated positions they had reached and eliminated enemy artillery positions, according to the evening report of the General Staff in Kiev. The information provided by the military can usually only be checked with a delay, when experts can analyze photos or videos from the front.