Ukrainian troops advanced by over 1 kilometer on the Tavria axis in the south, Brigadier General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, commander of the Tavria operational and strategic group of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said on Sept. 10.
The official summary of the joint press center of the Tavria Defense Forces states that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are conducting an offensive operation on the Melitopol axis, "succeeding in the area south of Robotyne, inflicting significant losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, and forcing the enemy to withdraw from their positions."
The advance was confirmed by the representative of the joint press center of the Tavria Defense Forces Oleksandr Shtupun on Ukrainian national television.
"We continue to make small advances in the area of Robotyne," Shtupun said.
“About 1.5 square kilometers of our Ukrainian territory have been liberated. The Russians are clinging to every meter of our Ukrainian land... but the Ukrainian Defense Forces are trying to make it as difficult as possible to supply the Russian army, and in certain areas it is paying off.”
Tarnavskyi said that over the past day, artillery units of the forces under his command have carried out 1,391 fire missions. The enemy's losses in this sector amounted to 226 people over the last day (72 killed, 149 wounded, and five captured). Also the following were destroyed:
- 27 units of enemy military equipment (including three tanks, two armored personnel carriers, three artillery systems and mortars, two multiple launch rocket systems, nine UAVs, five vehicles, and three units of special equipment)
- six enemy ammunition depots.
In addition, in the area of responsibility of the Tavria operational and strategic group of troops, the Defense Forces continue to hold the initiative on the Avdiyivka, Maryinka, and Shakhtarsk axes: they are holding back the enemy, conducting assault operations and winning back Ukrainian land meter by meter.
In particular, Ukrainian soldiers repelled about 15 enemy attacks in the vicinity of Maryinka, the press center of the Tavria Defense Forces reported.
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