In his October 2 evening address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Ukraine had liberated the villages of Arkhanhelske and Myrolyubivka located in the northeastern part of Kherson Oblast’s area controlled by Russia’s grouping of forces separated from the rest of occupied territory by the Dnipro river.
However, late yesterday’s reports by sources linked to the Russian military suggest much larger gains of the Ukrainian army in the area: they suggest that the Ukrainian forces have advanced at least 20 kilometers from the north and reached the village of Dudchany. The following map reflects this situation:
Today’s photo reportedly taken in the village of Mykhailivka confirms at least a five-kilometer advancement of the Ukrainian troops from the north:
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Operation Command South urges Ukrainians not to announce “even positive news on the front line prematurely” because it can cost the lives of military personnel and local residents of the liberated territories.
A photo and video confirm the liberation of Havrylivka and Zolota Balka in the area in question: