Ukrainian forces are advancing rapidly along the Dnieper River in the south of the country, and are still on the offensive in the east, meaning that the Russian army no longer controls the entire territory it annexed.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky is in the night video call said the army had succeeded “conquer some new places in several provinces”, but that fierce fighting is taking place in several areas. The losses of the Russian army were confirmed both in the Kremlin and by pro-Russian leaders in Ukraine regions. They also announced that the Russian army is defending itself with all its might, writes the BBC.
On Monday, the Ukrainian troops managed to win an important victory, as they conquered several villages along the Dnieper river in the south, among other things, they regained control of the place Solo Balka and Khreščenivka. With their rapid advance, they threaten the supply routes of the Russian army. About 25,000 Russian troops are said to be on the west bank of the Dnieper, and the Ukrainian army has badly damaged the bridge Antoninusthrough which the Russians supply their troops in the center of Kherson.
Representative of the Russian occupation forces in Kherson the region Cyril Stremusov confirmed that the Ukrainian forces were at the scene The people of Dud moved about 20 kilometers south. The Ukrainian army destroyed 31 tanks in this area.
Ukrainian forces are also achieving success in the east of the country, after taking full control of the city of Liman at the end of the week. the region Donetsk. It was Ukraine’s first military victory on territory seized by Russia.
The upper house of the Russian parliament is also about the annexation
After being the president of Russia Vladimir Putin on Friday solemnly announced the annexation of four Ukrainian regions Lugansk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye and Kherson, their annexation to Russia was unanimously approved on Monday by the lower house of the Russian parliament, the Duma. The upper house of the Russian parliament will also decide on the annexation today. The Kremlin admitted on Monday that they are still evaluating which parts of occupied Ukraine belong to the annexed territories.
The US promises Ukraine additional Himars missile systems
The United States will send four more modern Himars missile systems to Ukraine, which play a key role in the fight against the Russian military, an unnamed US military official said Monday in Washington. It will be part of a new $625 million aid package to be officially announced today.
Artillery high-mobility missile systems (Himars) allow the Ukrainians to fire at Russian forces from afar, destroy bridges and other infrastructure, and hinder the supply of Russian troops at the front. The USA has already delivered 16 such systems to Ukraine.
The U.S. also provided assistance to Ukraine under a special program, the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, under which Kyiv can purchase 18 more Himars systems with long-term installment payments. The latest aid package also includes ammunition and other equipment for Ukrainian troops.