The army of Ukraine managed to cross the left bank of the Dnieper River in the Kherson region. The conclusion was reached by researchers from the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW) who analyzed records from geographic locations provided by Russian commanders and bloggers on Saturday. Natalia Humeniuk, spokeswoman for the “Południe” operational group, did not correct or confirm the ISW reports; Informed silence was called for.
The advance of Ukrainian troops. “Our soldiers have reached the banks of the Dnieper”
General Oleksiy Khromov, a representative of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army, said on Thursday that Ukrainian soldiers had reached the banks of the Dnieper.
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A spokesman for the Ukrainian military in southern Ukraine said it was too early to confirm any information on the movement of Ukrainian troops. However, he said the Russians were trying to withdraw from areas near riverbanks, minefields and evacuate civilians.
– I want everyone to know that very difficult operations are underway when, for example, an obstacle like the Dnieper has to be crossed. When the front line is running across such a wide, big river,” the spokesman said on television on Sunday.
As he added, the Ukrainian military “needs informational silence until military action is sufficiently safe”. – That’s why you have to be patient, (this applies) even to the Institute of War Studies – Humeniuk emphasized.
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The spokesman said the Russian army on the left bank of the Dnieper was trying to use local people as “human shields”.
Ukrainian troops on the left bank of the Dnieper?
In its latest analysis, the US agency said materials published by Russian military bloggers on Saturday, along with geolocation data, show that Ukrainian troops have taken up positions on the left bank of the Dnieper north of the Russian-occupied town of Oleshki (about 7 km southwest of Kherson).
The Russians were pushed back across the Dnieper. They strengthen on the left bank and the Ukrainians on the right
Ukrainian forces are completing the liberation of villages on the right bank of the Dnieper in the Kherson region and will consolidate these gains.
In recent days, Russian bloggers have written that the Ukrainian army has held these positions for several weeks, managed to establish stable supply routes and continues to conduct battles in the area. From this it can be concluded that the Russians do not control this territory, ISW analysts insist.
As the U.S. Center added, there are also reports that Russian troops are no longer in control of a section of islands in the Dnieper Delta southwest of liberated Kherson.
ISW has just noted the position of Ukrainian forces on the left bank of the river, as think tank researchers have for the first time achieved reliable material with geospatial data.
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Already in mid-March, the Ukrainian Military Intelligence Service (HUR) reported that reconnaissance units were conducting operations in the Left Bank region of Kherson region occupied by Russian troops.
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