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Ukraine has “tactical success” on southern front, resists Russian attacks in east – Ukrainian official

Ukraine has “tactical success” on southern front, resists Russian attacks in east – Ukrainian official

Ukrainian defense forces continue to conduct offensive and defensive operations, achieving partial success despite facing enemy superiority in aviation and artillery, according to Deputy Minister of Defense Hanna Maliar.

The official, who had earlier announced that Ukraine is on the offensive in Berdiansk, Mariupol, and Bakhmut directions, stated that Ukrainian troops have made progress on the southern front, advancing up to 2 km in some places. Maliar emphasized that the Ukrainian Army is gradually moving forward and has “tactical success” in all directions of advance on the south.

Russia is redeploying troops from other directions and increasing its firepower at the Berdiansk and Mariupol fronts. Ukraine is facing extensive minefields in these areas but has managed to maintain their defensive positions without any losses, as highlighted by Maliar.

In eastern Ukraine, the Russian army is attempting to displace Ukrainian forces from their positions, launching assaults on multiple fronts, including the Lyman region. The intensity of the clashes near Bakhmut has slightly decreased, with Ukraine conducting successful offensive actions in specific areas, capturing dominant heights and forest belts, while the enemy is making every effort to halt the advance by reinforcing their troops. Russias are drawing additional reserves to Bakhmut, Maliar stated.

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