Ukraine war

Ukrainian forces encircle more than 1,000 Russian troops in Kherson

Photo: UA Wire
Photo: UA Wire

During the counteroffensive in the Kherson region, the Ukrainian Armed Forces encircled three battalion tactical units of the Russian army, including a special forces (VDV) company and a tank company. Up to 2,000 Russian troops are in the operational encirclement near the village of Vysokopillya. They demanded a "green corridor" from the Ukrainian military, claimed The Insider, citing sources in the Ukrainian army.

Ukrainian forces launched an offensive in the directions of Olhyne - Kostyrka, and Potomkyne - Novovoznesenske. Active hostilities are currently taking place along the Arkhanhelske - Zolota Balka axis north of the Kherson area.

Russian troops are also facing encirclement at the village of Arkhanhelske, where the Ukrainian military successfully crossed the Ingulets River threatening Russian positions on the left bank. According to the Ukrainian army, Russians threw in two battalion tactical units to impede the advance of the Ukrainian Forces near Novovoznesenske - Zolota Balka.

Due to damage to the Antonovsky Bridge in Kherson and the dam at the hydroelectric power plant in Nova Kakhovka, Russian forces cannot immediately transport reserves to the right bank of the Dnieper River.

The head of the Ukrainian Presidential Office, Oleksiy Arestovich, acknowledged this information by speaking on the air of Feygin LIVE.

He said the Russian troops are in a difficult position near the village of Vysokopillya on the border of Kherson and Mykolaiv provinces. The Ukrainian Forces surged beyond the Russian soldiers on the right and left wings, producing a "cauldron" (an encirclement).

"I talk jointly with the military. We took partial control of Olhyne and complete control of during the counteroffensive in the Kherson region . These are localities to the right and left of Vysokopillya. There, in fact, is a repeat of Ilovaisk, but for Russia," Arestovich added.

According to him, more than 1,000 Russian troops with military equipment are in the tactical encirclement.

"Yesterday, they attempted to break through from there, which was thwarted by our artillery. They have moved back and are 3/4 surrounded with the sole exit under our fire control," Arestovich said.

He observed that the Russian command is somewhat disheartened by what is happening in the Kherson region, which directly affects HIMARS operations to weaken the enemy's defenses.

Publish : 2022-07-23 09:16:00

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