Wednesday, August 30, 2023

UKRaine's Armed Forces Approach Next Breakthrough of RUssian Defensive Positions; RU’s Kursk Airbase Suffers Major Losses in Successful Attack by UKR Security Service; All RU Missiles Intercepted on Approach to Kyiv Overnight Sunday; 32 RU Military Equipment Units Destroyed in Tavria Direction in Past Day, LIVE UPDATES and MORE

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Ukraine's Armed Forces approach next breakthrough of Russian defensive positions – ISW:
Analysts at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) have reported that Ukrainian forces "are within striking distance of the next series of prepared Russian defensive positions" in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
Source: Institute for the Study of War
Details: As observed by ISW’s military analysts, Ukrainian forces have made additional and tactically significant gains in the west of Zaporizhzhia Oblast, and several Ukrainian and Russian sources have reported that Ukrainian forces are advancing through what Ukrainian and US sources have suggested is the most difficult set of engineered Russian defensive positions.
The report says the Ukrainian troops are now within range of the next set of prepared Russian defensive positions, which may be weaker than the previous lines, but still present a considerable test.
The series of defensive positions through which Ukrainian troops are now advancing consists of dense rows of minefields and fortifications which Russian forces have expended significant amounts of manpower, materiel and effort to defend.
These Russian defensive positions, which are in the path of the Ukraine’s forces, most likely consist of a relatively denser network of anti-tank ditches, anti-tank barriers such as the so-called "dragon's teeth" and additional minefields behind which Russian combat positions are located, just as they were on the first Russian line of defence.
Experts note that each of these Russian "lines" is a multi-layered defensive position with its own forward and rear areas, and it is important to distinguish between the rear areas of specific Russian defensive positions and the rear areas of Russian defence in Ukraine's south as a whole.
The Institute explains that "Russian defensive lines are additionally notional in the sense that Russian prepared positions are not uniform across the front in southern Ukraine, and are not fully manned.
There are additional series of prepared Russian defensive positions further south of the current Ukrainian advance, although Russian forces will only be able to fully leverage these positions if they have the available personnel and materiel to incorporate them into cohesive defensive operations." --->READ MORE HERE
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Russia’s Kursk Airbase suffers major losses in successful attack by Security Service of Ukraine:
Kursk Airbase in western Russia was attacked by counter-intelligence agents of the 13th Main Directorate of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) on the night of August 26-27, according to NV sources.
Four Russian Su-30 fighters and a MiG-29 aircraft, as well as two Pantsyr air defense systems and S-300 radars were hit with attack drones. Nearly all reached their targets, with only three intercepted by Russian air defense, said the source.
"Bavovna* (ed. see note below) was very spectacular. The precise results of the strikes and the number of casualties and wounded will be known soon," the source said.
Several powerful explosions were heard in Kursk on the night of August 26-27. The Russian Defense Ministry declared that it successfully intercepted drones. However, the governor of Kursk Oblast reported that a drone had collided with an apartment building overnight. --->READ MORE HERE
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