Saturday, July 8, 2023

UKRaine Reports 'particularly fruitful' Few Days in Counteroffensive; UKR's Forces Advance on 2 Fronts, Destroy 18 RUssian Artillery Units; 26 Drones Shot Down Over UKR Over Past Day; UKR Forces Advance 2 km in Berdiansk Direction, LIVE UPDATES and MORE

Ukraine reports 'particularly fruitful' few days in counteroffensive:
A Ukrainian counteroffensive against Russian forces has been "particularly fruitful" in the past few days and Ukraine's troops are fulfilling their main tasks, a senior security official said on Tuesday.
The comments by Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council, were Kyiv's latest positive assessment of the month-old counterattack although Moscow has not acknowledged Ukraine's gains.
Ukraine's Deputy Defence Minister, Hanna Maliar, also reported gains around the shattered city of Bakhmut despite fierce Russian resistance. Russian forces had captured it in May after 10 months of battles.
Russia, which began its full-scale invasion in February 2022, still holds swathes of territory in eastern and southern Ukraine but Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday his troops had made progress after a "difficult" week.
"At this stage of active hostilities, Ukraine's Defense Forces are fulfilling the number one task – the maximum destruction of manpower, equipment, fuel depots, military vehicles, command posts, artillery and air defense forces of the Russian army," Danilov, head of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council, wrote on Twitter.
"The last few days have been particularly fruitful," he said, without providing any details from the battlefield.
Valeriy Shershen, spokesperson for the Tavria, or southern, military command, said Ukrainian troops had advanced by up to 2 km (1.2 miles) in the Berdiansk direction of southern Ukraine, despite fierce Russian resistance. --->READ MORE HERE
Ukraine's forces advance on 2 fronts, destroy 18 Russian artillery units – General Staff:
Ukraine’s defence forces are conducting an offensive operations on the Melitopol and Berdiansk fronts; they are entrenched at the gained positions. Over the day, 4 July, they hit one cluster of Russian manpower, weapons and military equipment, three ammunition storage points, 18 artillery systems in firing positions, three anti-aircraft defence systems and two electronic warfare stations.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, information as of 18:00 on 4 July
Quote: "The defence forces of Ukraine continue to conduct an offensive operation on the Melitopol and Berdiansk fronts, are entrenched at the reached boundaries, inflict fire damage from artillery on the identified enemy targets, and carry out counter-battery combat measures."
Details: Ukrainian aircraft carried out 13 airstrikes on areas where Russian military personnel were concentrated, three on anti-aircraft defence systems, and one more on Russian command post.
At the same time, Russian forces continue to focus their main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka fronts, and heavy fighting continues. There were 30 combat clashes over the last day.
The operational situation on the Volyn and Polissia fronts remains much the same as before. There were no signs of the formation of offensive groups.
On the Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts, Russian forces made unsuccessful attempts to penetrate the subversion and reconnaissance group through the state border of Ukraine, suffered losses and retreated. To cover the retreat, the subversion and reconnaissance group used rocket and tubed artillery. Over the past 24 hours, Russians deployed mortar and artillery to attack more than 15 settlements, including Karpovychi, Mykhalchyna Sloboda (Chernihiv Oblast); Seredyna-Buda, Vovkivka (Sumy Oblast) and Odnorobivka, Udy, Vovchansk, Okhrimivka, Zemlianka (Kharkiv Oblast). --->READ MORE HERE
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