Ukraine has broken through Russian enemy lines in several places near the city of khersonin the south of the country, conquered by Moscow. Kyv is immersed in a new campaign to recover this territory, while the Kremlin maintains that the Ukrainian counteroffensive has failed.
Kyiv’s offensive comes after several weeks of relative stalemate in a war that has killed thousands, displaced millions of Ukrainians and destroyed cities and towns, sparking a global food and energy crisis amid unprecedented economic sanctions.
“I must point out today that the (Russian) defenses were broken within a few hours,” announced Oleksiy Arestovych, senior adviser to Ukrainian President Volodimyr Zelensky. Ukrainian forces are bombing the ferries that Moscow is using to supply a part of the Russian-occupied territory on the west bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region, he added.
The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Ukrainian troops attempted an offensive in the Mykolaiv and Kherson regions.but suffered significant casualties. The “enemy’s attempt failed miserably,” he added. Several Ukrainian rockets left the Russian-occupied town of Nova Kakhovka without water or electricity, officials from the Russian-designated local authority told the RIA news agency.
Attack on Mykolayiv
A new Russian bombardment of Mykolaiv, which has remained in Ukrainian hands despite repeated Russian attacks during the war, has killed at least two people, injured 24 others and leveled homes, city officials and several witnesses said on Monday. . A Reuters correspondent reported that an attack hit a family’s home right next to a school, killing a woman.
The owner of the house, Olexandr Shulga, said that he had lived there all his life and that his wife died when she was buried in the rubble. “It hit and the shock wave came. It destroyed everything,” he told Reuters.
The conflict, the largest attack on a European state since 1945has largely turned into a war of attrition, mainly in the south and east, marked by artillery bombardment and air strikes.
Ukraine’s Southern Command said on Monday that its troops had launched offensive actions in several directions in the south, including the Kherson region, which is north of the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula.
Ukraine had attacked more than 10 sites in the past week and “certainly weakened the enemy,” according to a spokeswoman who declined to give details of the offensive, saying Russian forces in the south remained “quite powerful.”
the ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has reiterated that Ukraine will take back all the regions occupied by Russia, including the Crimea region and the Ukrainian high seas territories in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. “Ukraine is coming back to itself. And it will take back the Kharkov region, the Lugansk region, the Donetsk region, the Zaporizhiathe Kherson region, Crimea, and definitely our entire water area of the Black Sea and the Azov Sea, from Snake Island to Kerch Straitsaid the Ukrainian president in his daily speech to the population of the country.
In this regard, the Ukrainian president has indicated his intention to expel “the occupiers” beyond the border of Ukraine, and has instructed the Russian military to flee “if they want to survive.”