For several days, the Russians have stated that they have “regrouped and then attacked” for the past two days – and this is almost along the entire front line. What we really have:
There is no news in the sense of attacks or reversals, but there are reports of strikes by Ukrainian aircraft.
After four days of fierce assaults, the Russians captured Bogorodichne. Then it turned out that they had lost everything they had achieved in the Valley, and so now they are attacking the same thing from three directions. A village with a population of about 1,000 people attacked by three Russian BTGs… In my opinion, enough has been said.
While the Russians believe they “surrounded” 500 or 2,000 Ukrainian servicemen at the Azot plant, the Ukrainians entered units of the 112th Troop Brigade and launched a local counterattack to the north.
Unable to reach T1302 or at least capture Zolote and Toshkivka, the Russians lost Nagirne and Belogorivka and appear to be on the verge of losing Vasylivka and Nyrkov. They claim to have captured Vrubivka and half of Komyshuvakha, attacked Berestov (where, according to Ukrainians, the attack was quickly repulsed), and reached Vershina on the M-03 highway to Bakhmut a few kilometers to the south. If this is true, it is not very good news for Ukrainian troops holding the front line to the south, in the area between Myronivka and Semihir, because their main supply channel would be cut.
I think that the complaints of the Russians that this place is held by “15,000 fanatical Ukrainian Nazis” speak for themselves. By the way, the reasons for the complaints are that it is “from this general direction” that Ukrainians have been shelling the Donetsk railway in the last few days.
Ukrainians continue to move in the direction of Kherson, as before, on a broad front – for better dispersal due to the superiority of Russian artillery – and therefore still slow. The reason for the low speed: almost everything is done by infantry, and especially in the form of night attacks, to which the Russian army does not find an effective response. Russians are not trained to fight at night and do not like such fights.
The current Ukrainian targets are Snihurivka, Velyka Oleksandrivka, Starosillya, Kiselivka (in the process of clearing up, but according to RUMINT, they are actually in the south-east) and Mykolaivka. It is possible that they liberated Oleksandrivka and Stanislav in the south, and the offensive on Tomin Balka is already underway. In addition, a Ka-52 was shot down in the Kherson region yesterday. Yesterday the Russian depot in Nova Kakhovka was blown up.