"Literally meter by meter": the AFU warrior told about the advancement in the area of liberated Robotyne. Map
Ukrainian Defense Forces soldiers are advancing "meter by meter" in the Robotyne area in the Zaporizhzhya direction. Russian troops have been building defenses there for more than a year, which complicates the movement of Ukrainian fighters.
In addition, the Russian occupiers are trying to regain lost positions, but without success. About it on air of the telethon on Wednesday, September 13, told a serviceman of the 47th separate mechanized brigade Igor Gannenko.
"For you to understand, this is an advancement meter by meter literally. It's landing after landing," he said.
The military officer noted that the Russians were building fortifications in southern Ukraine, actively mined the territory and did everything to slow down the AFU counteroffensive.
"Despite this, meter by meter we manage to advance. Yes, of course, we are paying a certain price for this, but we should all realize that we now have a certain historical chance, we have the support of the world, and we should now continue to liberate our territories and return our land," Gannenko stressed.
Units of the Defense Forces stand courageously and do not allow the enemy to recapture the territories that have recently been liberated.
"As soon as our infantry enters some position, immediately there is consolidation and already the infantry courageously stands and holds the position," the warrior said.
At the same time, the occupiers in the south are reinforced with reserves, as the main enemy units in this direction are severely depleted.
"Despite the fact that the enemy is strengthening, pulling up reserves, our advance will continue and meter by meter we will liberate our land," the soldier added.
On the eve of the representative of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Andriy Kovalev said that the Ukrainian troops have success in the Robotyne area.
"As a result of assault actions, the Defense Forces have partial success in the Robotyne area of Zaporizhzhya region," Kovalev said.
Earlier, the British newspaper The Times wrote that the main driving force behind the liberation of Robotyne in Zaporizhzhya was not Western armored vehicles, but sappers who were on their knees or lying down clearing paths for these vehicles and infantry. They have to face large-scale minefields of the occupiers up to half a kilometer wide - the enemy combines different mines and traps and makes "hamburgers" of three anti-tank mines at once.
As reported OBOZREVATEL, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that it is important for Ukraine not to pause in the counter-offensive to free all its territories from Russian occupation. To do this, the Defense Forces need long-range weapons and an advantage over the Russians in the sky.