ukraineEarlier this month, it said Ukrainian forces had crossed the Dnieper River in southern Ukraine and established several strongholds on the eastern bank controlled by Russian forces. Russia said it was attacking Ukrainian military positions. Reuters reported,RussiaOn the 21st, it was said that Russian naval, air force and artillery had repulsed further attempts by Ukrainian forces to gain a foothold on the eastern bank of the river and the estuary islands.
RussiaDepartment of DefenseIt stated that the Russian Black Sea Fleet Marine Corps was blocking all amphibious landing attempts by Ukrainian forces on the east bank of the Dnieper River and on river islands, and released the relevant video, which it claimed contained material showing its troops expelling Ukrainian forces. Reflects the situation. Army. In the video, soldiers can be seen firing a variety of weapons, but the outcome of the battle is unclear.
The Russian Defense Ministry also said that Ukrainian forces suffered heavy losses and lost weapons in the failed landing operation on the Dnieper River island. Reuters could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the Russian and Ukrainian accounts of the battlefield.
According to the report, it is unclear how significant the Ukrainian military’s efforts to establish a stronghold on the east bank of the Dnieper River are. The crossing of the Dnieper River would expose Ukrainian units to river and marshes on the one hand, and a heavily prepared Russian front on the other.
Currently, Russia controls 17.5% of Ukraine’s internationally recognized territory, including the Crimea peninsula it annexed in 2014. However, the Ukrainian military’s counteroffensive this year has not yet achieved any major gains.
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