​Ukrainian Forces Liberate More Settlements

Remnatnts of russian occupation forces fleeing Potiomkino in June 2022 / Photo credit: 60th Infantry Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
Remnatnts of russian occupation forces fleeing Potiomkino in June 2022 / Photo credit: 60th Infantry Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

While fiercely fighting to defend the last cities in the Luhansk region, Ukrainian Armed Forces are advancing in other directions

The Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to reclaim two more settlements throughout this week. One of them is the Potiomkino village to the north of Kherson, and the other one is Pavlivka in the Donetsk region.

Image credit: Deep State UA / Infographics: Defense Express

"During the week, the settlement of Potokino along Kryvyi Rih axis was liberated and taken under control, as well as Pavlivka, a settlement along Kurakhove axis," reported Oleksii Hromov, a representative of Ukraine’s General Staff, during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine.

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"Units of missile and artillery troops hit command posts in charge of the troops and warehouses with fuel and lubricant materials, as well as inflicted significant losses on the enemy."

Ukrainian Forces Liberate More Settlements / Ukrainian troops destoyed multiple tanks and IFVs during the liberation of Potiomkino
Ukrainian troops destroyed multiple tanks and IFVs during the liberation of Potiomkino and seized one "Tigr" armored mobility vehicle / Photo credit: 60th Infantry Brigade

Noteworthy, Pavlivka despite being a relatively small settlement, is located on one of the main axes of russian advance in the so-called Donbas region. The news comes shortly after the liberation of Zmiinyi Island in the Black Sea, southern Ukraine.

At the same time, Ukrainian units continue to approach Kherson from multiple directions. While the western Ukrainian grouping is stationed as close as 25 km away, the recently liberated Potiomkino village is significantly further to the north, but it’s in another unsuccessful direction of russian offensive towards Kryvyi Rih – a major city in central Ukraine.

Lysychansk – Severodonetsk cities conglomerate, russian advance towards Lysychask Oil Refinery / Image credit: Deep State UA / Infographics: Defense Express

However, in eastern Lysychansk city, Luhansk region, the situation remains difficult for the Ukrainian Army.

"Fierce fighting has been going on in the area of the Lysychansk oil refinery for the past few days. Our soldiers are firmly holding the defense, but the enemy, despite heavy losses in personnel and equipment, is trying to take control of this area," Hromov said.

According to the General Staff’s report, russian assault operations in the area of Lysychansk Oil Refinery had partial success. They are holding the north-western and south-eastern parts of the plant. The fighting for the city continues.

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