Ukrainian forces have pushed the occupiers back from the left bank to a distance of up to eight kilometers, and Russian mortars no longer reach the right bank, but the occupiers continue to fire with artillery. Natalya Gumenyuk, speaker of the joint press center of the Southern Defense Forces, announced this during the telethon.
Answering the question to what distance the Ukrainian defenders managed to push back the enemy on the left bank of the Dnieper, Gumenyuk said that the numbers vary from three to eight kilometers – depending on the specifics, geography and landscape of the area.
According to her, the occupation mortar crews now do not reach the right bank. However, the Russians continue to fire artillery and they have reserves to bring up new artillery systems to replace the destroyed ones, and so far their number “has no critical limit.”
“That is, they are not knocked out so much that they cannot bring up additional forces. Fresher ones are returning to the place of the destroyed positions,” said the speaker of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Commenting on the situation on the left bank, she emphasized that consolidating the Defense Forces is a long-term operation that can last for several days or weeks.
“To gain a foothold on the bank with the river behind you is a very difficult combat situation, so it can last for a long time. At the same time, the enemy is trying to put pressure on the forces that are present there,” Gumenyuk said.
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