December 9, 2022
Ukrainian forces advance on two fronts and cross Russian lines in the south |  Ukraine and Russia

Ukrainian forces advance on two fronts and cross Russian lines in the south | Ukraine and Russia

Ukrainian forces made their biggest advance into the country’s southern region since the war began, breaking through Russian defenses and advancing rapidly along the Dnipro River on Monday, threatening the supply lines of thousands of Russian soldiers.

Referring to that Ukraine Gaining strength on two fronts, as Reuters saw, 300 km to the northeast, columns of vehicles of Ukrainian troops moved to reinforce the Lyman railway center, which resumed over the weekend, and in the direction of a stop to press on the Donbass region.

Kyiv provided little information about the gains in the south, but Russian sources admitted that the Ukrainian forces advanced tens of kilometers along the western bank of the river, recapturing several villages along the way.

The progress reflects recent Ukrainian successes in the east that have turned the tide of the war even as Moscow tries to hold on to the occupied territories. Ordering new mobilization and threatening nuclear retaliation.

Vladimir Saldo, the Russian leader residing in the occupied parts of Kherson Province, said in Ukrainefor Russian state television.

“There is a settlement called Dudchany, right along the Dnipro River, and right there, in that area, progress has taken place. There are settlements occupied by Ukrainian forces,” he said.

Dudchane is about 30 km south of where the front was before advancing, indicating the fastest advance of the war to date in the south, where Russian forces have been placed in heavily reinforced positions along a mostly flat front line since the early weeks of the war. Invade.

Although Kyiv has yet to report on the developments, military and regional officials have released some details.

Soldiers from the 128th Mountain Assault Brigade from Ukraine The country’s blue-and-yellow flag was raised in Mirolyubivka, a village between the former battlefront and the Dnipro River, according to a video released by the Defense Ministry.

Anton Gerashchenko, Adviser to the Ministry of the Interior in Ukraineposted a photo of Ukrainian soldiers standing with their flag covered with a golden statue of an angel in a village he said was Mikhailovka, on the river bank, about 20 kilometers from the former front.

Serhiy Khelan, a member of the Kherson Regional Council, also listed Osokoryvka, Mikhailivka, Khrechenkovka and Zoloto Balka as villages recaptured, or where Ukrainian troops were depicted.

“This means that our armed forces are moving aggressively along the banks of the Dnipro River near Preslav,” he said.