April 15, 2024

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War in Ukraine: Kyiv says progress in Bagmouth, Russia condemns Black Sea attack

War in Ukraine: Kyiv says progress in Bagmouth, Russia condemns Black Sea attack

New advance by Ukrainian forces. According to the latest elements of the Eastern Army Command, Kyiv would have advanced almost 1,400 m in several sectors of the front line of Bagmouth on the last day. According to Ukrainian forces, Russian troops have suffered heavy losses and destroyed military equipment in the region.

It was the latest in a string of similar gains reported by Kiev this week in the eastern city, which Russia fully captured last month after a bloody and protracted war that began in February 2022.

Beyond Bagmouth, Ukraine appears to have launched its counter-offensive operations in several areas of the front line. According to the American War Institute, Ukrainian operations were reported in the Luhansk region near Philohorivka, located 88 km northwest of the center of Russian-occupied Luhansk.

“Tactical activity is very difficult”

In addition, the Russian Defense Ministry said that Ukrainian forces carried out localized attacks in the border area of ​​the Donetsk-Zaporysia region, particularly in the Velika Novosilka region. Satellite images revealed that Ukrainian forces in western Zaporizhia made territorial gains in a counteroffensive southwest and southeast of Origiv. Russia also said on Sunday it had repelled a Ukrainian attack by drones on one of its warships patrolling the Black Sea near two gas pipelines carrying Russian hydrocarbons to Turkey.

However, according to ISW, Ukrainian forces are suffering heavy losses. “The tactical operation was unusual with a frontal attack against prepared defensive positions, further complicated by a lack of air superiority,” the company said, adding that “these initial attacks should not be extended to predict all Ukrainian operations.”

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Especially as Russia continues its bombings. On Saturday, Russian troops shelled the Kherson region 41 times, injuring five civilians.