The White House assured that the Ukrainian counteroffensive made “remarkable progress” in the south

Ukrainian forces have made “remarkable progress” against Russian troops in their offensive in the south (EFE/Orlando Barría/File) (Orlando Barría/)

The Ukrainian forces have achieved “remarkable progress” against Russian troops in their offensive in the south in recent days, the White House said on Friday.

Questioned about criticism of the scant progress of Ukrainian troops in the southern parts of the country occupied by Russia since they began their “counteroffensive” three months ago, the White House national security spokesman, John Kirbyadmitted that they have been slower than kyiv expected.

That being said, we have noted remarkable progress on the part of the Ukrainian armed forces in the last 72 hours on that southern line.Kirby told reporters. “They have achieved successes against that second line of Russian defenses”.

Western analysts say in effect that Ukrainian forces have managed to penetrate the Russian lines for several kilometers between Robotyne and Verbove, in the Zaporizhia region.

Map of the Ukrainian advance at Robotyne, 100 kilometers from the Sea of ​​Azov (Institute for the Study of the War)
Map of the Ukrainian advance at Robotyne, 100 kilometers from the Sea of ​​Azov (Institute for the Study of the War)

kyiv’s goal is to advance directly south to the Sea of ​​Azovcutting off Moscow’s land access to the occupied Crimea.

But the Russian forces have established wide and deep barriers across the terrain, including tank traps and minefields to slow down your enemy’s advance.

“We’ve all seen the criticism from anonymous officials, which frankly doesn’t help” Ukraine’s battlefield effort, Kirby said.

“No objective observer of this counteroffensive can deny (…) that they have made progress now,” he said.

cardboard drones
Drones can fly up to 120 kilometers and land on their own (SYPAQ_Official)

How are cardboard drones

Ukraine claimed that the latest attack that damaged five fighter jets on a Russian airfield was carried out with “cardboard” drones donated by Australia.

A representative of the Ukrainian military intelligence (GUR) assured that four Russian Ilyushin-76 military transport aircraft were destroyed in a drone attack launched by kyiv against an airfield in the region of pskovin northwestern Russia.

The kyiv military intelligence representative also claimed that other planes parked at the attacked base have been damaged.

The drones also damaged two Pantsir missile launchers and part of an S-300 air defense system, according to the outlet. Kyiv Post.

The Ukrainian ambassador to Australia, Vasyl Mryoshnychenkosaid that in that attack cardboard drones were first used from the oceanic country.

“Cardboard drones from Australia used in attack on Russian airfield”Mryoshnychenko wrote on his Twitter account.

(With information from AFP and EFE)

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