20). Ukraine Recaptures More Territory In The South And North-east Ukraine Latest
Ukrainian forces were on monday said to have recaptured towns along the west bank of the dnieper river in southern ukraine near the city of kherson. Moscow's troops have yielded land that russia claims to have annexed along a second major front. The news comes days after ukrainian forces took the key logistics hub of lyman — kyiv's most significant battlefield gain in weeks.
While there has been official confirmation of the gains from kyiv, russian sources acknowledged that a ukrainian tank offensive had penetrated dozens of kilometers along the river's west bank. Several villages along the way were said to have been recaptured. There's a settlement called dudchany, right along the dnieper river, and right there, in that region, there was a breakthrough.
There are settlements that are occupied by ukrainian forces, he said. Russian military bloggers have described a ukrainian tank advance through dozens of kilometers of territory along the dnieper's western bank. When this many russian channels are sounding the alarm, it usually means they're in trouble, he wrote on twitter.
What does the breakthrough mean for the wider war? The advance in the south mirrors recent successes by kyiv's forces in the east, which have turned the tide in the war against russia. It comes despite moscow seeking to raise the stakes by illegally annexing territory, ordering a partial mobilization and threatening nuclear retaliation.
Both the ukrainian military breakthroughs set the stage for advances aimed at further cutting russian supply lines. Kherson has been one of the most difficult battlefields for the ukrainians. Western nations have slammed the referendums as sham votes, often conducted at gunpoint.
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