Ukraine managed to break Russia’s fearsome defensive line but now faces minefields and concrete fortifications

Ukrainian soldiers in a trench on the front line in the Zaporizhia region, Ukraine, on June 23 (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) (Efrem Lukatsky/)

The Ukrainian government assured that managed to break part of the fearsome defensive line of Russia as part of his counteroffensive. These are Russian lines located in the south of the country. However, kyiv troops now face Russian-built concrete fortificationswhat it will do more complicated your progress.

The Deputy Minister of Defense of the government of Volodimir Zelensky, Hanna Maliar, provided an update on operations. He claimed that the Russian defenses had been breached but did not give a precise location.

Anton Gerashchenkoan influential adviser to the Ukrainian government, posted on Twitter: “Ukrainian defenders broke through the first line of Russian defense in several locations in the South, said Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar. The next line is even more challenging as Russia built concrete fortifications at key heights.which makes it difficult for the Ukrainian troops to advance and fight there.”

“Russia is throwing additional reserves into combat in both southern and eastern Ukraine. Glory to the Ukrainian heroes! ”, She completed.

Anton Gerashchenko tweeted
Anton Gerashchenko’s message on Twitter

In her message, the aforementioned official remarked that Russia built more layers of defenses that would be difficult to breach. In addition to assuring that the Kremlin soldiers have planted a concrete fortification on high ground, which would make it difficult for Ukraine to advance, he cited the artillery barrage and minefields as other major obstacles.

In another order, in some areas, dense minefields have forced Ukrainian soldiers to leave behind their advanced Western tanks and advance on foot.

Ukrainian officials have said they were handicapped because the Western weapons they needed to advance took so long to arrive that Russia was able to prepare.

kyiv called attacks on ships in the Black Sea legitimate because they were “Ukrainian waters”

He Ukrainian Secret Service (SBU) defended on Saturday as “legitimate” the recent drone attacks on Russian ships in the Black Sea on the grounds that they were in “Ukrainian waters”.

These are absolutely logical and effective actions”, stated the head of the SBU, Vasyl Malyukthrough his Telegram account, alluding to the successive drone attacks on the Crimean peninsula, occupied by Russia.

These operations take place in “territorial waters of Ukraine and are therefore absolutely legitimate”, he adds, while the Russian side has condemned these attacks as “terrorists”.

Malyuk’s statements follow the attack launched yesterday by drones by Ukraine against the Crimean peninsula and the Russian port of Novorossiysk, which are home to the largest bases of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

Ukrainian digital media published images of how an unmanned boat hit the side of a ship, which the Ukrainian Navy identified as the Russian landing ship “Olenogorsky Gornyak”.

Russia admitted yesterday the attack with unmanned boats against Novorossiysk, but assured that these did not cause damage or casualties and were destroyed by two ships, including the “Olenogorsky Gornyak”.

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