Defense forces advance beyond Robotine, occupants suffer losses and urgently transfer troops - Shtupun
Ukrainian troops continue their counter-offensive on Zaporizhzhya. After liberating Rabotino, they are advancing towards the neighboring village of Novoprokopivka, as well as in the direction of Mala Tokmachka - Ocheretuvate.
The Russians are suffering significant losses in these directions, because of which they are forced to transfer troops from other parts of the front. About the situation in Zaporizhzhya told the speaker of the joint press center of the Defense Forces of the Tavrian direction Alexander Shtupun on the air of the telethon.
"Despite the rather difficult combat conditions, our troops were advancing in the areas of Urozhaynoye, Rabotino. And are currently advancing in the direction of Novoprokopovka near Rabotino and in the direction of Mala Tokmachka - Ocheretuvate", - said Shtupun.
In order to contain the offensive of the Ukrainian defenders, the occupants are forced to urgently transfer troops from other parts of the front.
"They irrevocably lose up to 100 people every day, and there are also wounded, prisoners. Over the past 24 hours, they have lost 305 people in total. And they are trying to patch it up, but it turns out to be a mess," Shtupun emphasized.
The speaker noted an increase in the number of enemy air strikes.
"This indicates that other firepower cannot hold back the advance of our troops," Shtupun said.
At the same time, he noted that the Defense Forces will have to pass "quite powerful" enemy defense lines that are located ahead.
We will remind, earlier in the Institute for the Study of War stated that the AFU achieved new successes in the west of the Zaporizhzhya region. And these successes are tactically significant, now the Ukrainian soldiers are advancing through the most difficult section of the defense line of the Russians.
To hold back the Defense Forces' offensive, the Russian command has redeployed part of one of its "elite" formations from the Kreminna area of the Luhansk region to the Robotine area in Zaporizhzhya.
It also became known that the Russian Federation pulled more than 100 thousand occupants to the Liman-Kupyansk direction.
The invaders began more intensively shelling the positions of Ukrainian soldiers on this section of the front. On the eve recorded 620 enemy shelling in a day.