Copyright © 2021 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

British intel: Russian officers’ families flee Tokmak as defenses rise

Russia is building reinforced bunkers and trenches along the Orikhiv axis, indicating worries about Ukrainian forces breaching Russia’s grip on the occupied area in Melitopol’s direction
Screenshot from DeepStateMap shows the city of Orikhiv, Tokmak, and Melitopol in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
British intel: Russian officers’ families flee Tokmak as defenses rise

On 3 October 2023, the UK Defense Ministry reported, citing Ukrainian Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov, that Russian forces were building additional fortifications on the contested Orikhiv axis.

According to the mayor of Melitopol, Russians are also building complex underground two-storey bunkers with tunnels and trenches in Novoprokopivka, Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

In Tokmak, Melitopol’s direction in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Russian troops are building additional defensive fortifications and filling trenches with concrete. In addition, Russian officers have also started to evacuate their families from the city of Tokmak.

British Intelligence also tweeted:

  • “Fortifications were observed on the southern approach from Robotyne, the axis of Ukrainian forces.

  • The bunkers will add additional protection for Russian soldiers and command and control elements from heavy Ukrainian artillery and Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle attacks. The concrete likely reinforces the trench systems in advance of the potentially wet and muddy conditions in the coming weeks.”

  • “These fortifications and evacuations likely reflect Russia’s concrete of a further Ukrainian breakthrough.”

Read also:

You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Related Posts