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Ukraine’s success in the south against Russia: Report 04Oct 2022

Ukraine's success in the south against Russia, With Ukrainian troops taking back much of the territory illegally occupied by Russia, Kyiv's forces....

Ukraine’s success in the south against Russia

With Ukrainian troops taking back much of the territory illegally occupied by Russia, Kyiv’s forces are advancing near the southern city of Kherson and consolidating gains in the east.

Russian-established officials in Kherson confirmed the advance, but said Moscow’s forces were digging in.

Ukrainian troops also moved east towards Russian-occupied Luhansk.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said “there are new free settlements in many regions”.

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Speaking during his nightly address, President Zelensky said “frightening fighting continues in many areas”, but did not give details. The progress of Ukraine’s counter-attacks has been closely monitored and journalists largely kept off the front lines.

But to the south, the Russian-established leader in the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, acknowledged that Ukrainian forces had broken through near Dudchany, a town on the Dnipro River, about 30 km (20 mi) south of the previous front line. The river is called the Dnieper by the Russians.

“There are settlements that are occupied by Ukrainian forces,” said Mr. Saldo. Some Russian reports say that the Ukrainians have now taken Dudchani.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that “numerically superior” Ukrainian tanks had driven “a deep ditch” south of Zolota Balka, a village that marks the rear front line on Dnipro. He claimed that Russia had killed about 130 Ukrainian soldiers in that battle.

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According to Mr Saldo, two Ukrainian battalions tried to reach Kakhovka Hydroelectric Station, about 70 km (44 mi) east of Kherson. The power station is in the port city of Nova Kakhovka.

The Ukrainian advance is targeting supply lines for 25,000 Russian troops on the west bank of Dnipro, reports Reuters news agency.

Meanwhile, Kyiv troops in the east continue an advance that last week infiltrated Luhansk, a province occupied by Moscow and previously under almost complete Russian control.

On Saturday, Ukrainian forces recaptured the formerly important hub city of Lyman, near the Luhansk regional border. The Russian army had converted Lyman into a logistic base.

A commander of Russia’s proxy forces in Luhansk said Ukrainian troops had driven a few kilometers into the area before being killed. The BBC cannot verify these claims.

And with reports suggesting that Ukrainians are moving toward the Russian-occupied cities of Kremina and Svatov in Luhansk, some pro-Kremlin bloggers have suggested that Russian forces have been ordered to retreat again.

Ukraine's success in the south against Russia
Ukraine’s success in the south against Russia
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Kherson and Luhansk are among four regions declared part of Russia by Russian President Vladimir Putin after a so-called referendum declared by Kyiv and its Western allies as fraudulent. Russia does not fully control any of the four regions.

On Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov acknowledged that Russia was still deciding which areas it had “annexed”, suggesting that Moscow does not know where its self-declared borders are.

Mr Peskov claimed that the entirety of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions was part of Russia, but said the Kremlin “will continue to consult with the population regarding the boundaries of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhya regions”.

Kyiv has vowed to retake all territories occupied by Russia, including Crimea seized by Russian troops in 2014.

The Russian Defense Ministry says the reservists, created under Mr Putin’s mobilization order last month, are undergoing intensive combat training in the Russian-controlled Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The Kremlin plans to call about 300,000 reservists – although Mr Putin did not set an upper limit.

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(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by News East India staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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