Ukraine challenges Russia with its advance in Bakhmut with offensive operations in at least three sectors of the front

Ukraine challenges Russia with its advance in Bakhmut with offensive operations in at least three sectors of the front. (REUTERS) (INTS KALNINS /)

The ukrainian forces carried out offensive operations with different results in at least three sectors of the front, as highlighted by the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW), in its daily report.

The “think tank” highlighted that the Ukrainian troops went from defending to attacking on the Bakhmut front, where they managed to advance between 200 meters and almost two kilometers on the flanks of the city.

He ISW pointed out that the Ukrainians also made “tactical breakthroughs” during localized and limited counter-attacks in the western part of the Donetsk from June 4.

In the western part of the southern region of Zaporizhzhya On the night of June 7-8, Ukrainian forces also carried out attacks, but without the desired result, the analytical center noted.

The ISW stated that Russian troops offered solid resistance in that sector and recovered their initial positions in the area.

According to reports analyzed by the institute, the Ukrainian side lost some of the combat vehicles provided by the West in recent days.

Furthermore, the ISW noted that the Ministry of Defense of Russia it responded to the Ukrainian attacks with a hitherto unusual degree of consistency.

Russian casualties

He General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported this Friday that Russia has lost 213,770 soldiers on the battlefield since the beginning of their invasion in February 2022, with an estimate of 1,010 casualties on June 8, according to information collected by the portal The Kyiv independent.

According to the report, the Kremlin troops have also lost 3,901 tanks, 7,600 armored vehicles, 6410 fuel tanks, 3702 artillery systems599 multiple launch rocket systems, 359 air defense systems, 314 aircraft, 299 helicopters, 3,247 drones and 18 ships.

In this sense, he stressed that during the early hours of this Friday, Russia attacked Ukraine with 16 drones and six cruise missiles, before indicating that the air defense forces have managed to destroy ten drones and four cruise missiles, without reporting any damage or deathly victims.

Russia has not provided data on casualties in the conflict since September, when Defense Minister Sergey Shoiguconfirmed the death of 5,937 military. The Russian news portal midfielder brings the death toll to 24,470 -including 1,184 during the last 15 days-, figures that it considers “corroborated” through publicly available data, a work carried out together with the British television channel BBC.

Combat in Zaporizhzhya

According to Russian sources, some fighting broke out this Friday between Ukrainian and Kremlin troops in the southern region of Zaporizhzhia.

The reports come amid expectations of a major Ukrainian offensive, with some analysts saying it had already begun.

At the moment, active combat is taking place in the region between Orekhovo and Tokmak”, he wrote Vladimir Rogovan official of the Russian occupation authorities, on the Telegram messaging service, referring to a town known in Ukrainian as orikhiv.

The Ukrainian army assured that “the opponent remains on the defensive” in Zaporizhzhia, via a Facebook post.

Meanwhile, the Russian region of Belgorod, bordering Ukraine, suffered several night attacks in which three people were injuredreported this Friday the local governor, Viacheslav Gladkov.

“Three citizens were injured at night. One of them refused to be hospitalized and the other two are hospitalized”, Gladkov wrote on Telegram without specifying the place of the attacks.

At the same time, he added that the town of Shebekinoone of the most affected by shots from the other side of the border, is still under constant fire.

According to Gladkov, at the moment there is no possibility of accessing the site to assess the extent of the destruction.

(With information from EFE, AFP and Europa Press)

Keep reading:

The Red Cross warned that the mines carried by the dam disaster in Ukraine endanger thousands of people

Ukraine launched a counteroffensive in Zaporizhzhia: Russia confirmed the fighting

The Russian elite no longer believe that Putin can win the war in Ukraine: “They only hope that Russia loses without humiliation”