The offensive of Ukrainian troops is developing gradually, but surely. This is recognized by both Ukraine’s Western partners and the enemies themselves.
The General Staff is in no hurry to name the specific names of populated areas in the south and east of the liberated armed forces, but recently President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed the return to control of two of them in the Kherson region.
This is a good start to great things in the direction where the “demilitarization” measures against the invaders are ongoing. The defense forces are fighting for every centimeter of their native land and recapturing it from their enemies.
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*The current situation likely differ from the one shown on the map
Ways to support the right-bank group of Russians are practically cut off.
The Ukrainian counteroffensive significantly weakens the logistical and administrative capabilities of the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied south, — ISW.
Ukrainian forces probably intend to gradually nullify Russian tactical and operational capabilities in the Kherson region, which is likely to affect the administrative and bureaucratic capabilities of occupation officials.
Since the beginning of the invasion, the losses of the occupiers have crossed the 50,000 mark only in terms of those killed.
It is important not to “report” the liberation of each populated place, so as not to give the Russians motivation to attack them again, just for the sake of breaking the media effect of such announcements.
The lives of Ukrainian soldiers are more important than likes and reposts on social networks.
Ukraine is satisfied if Russia will explain its escape with another “gesture of goodwill”. The main thing for us is de-occupation, not PR – the de-occupation plans also extend to Crimea.
On September 5, the tone of the “victorious” speeches changed sharply to alarming, and sometimes frankly panic.