On Wednesday, Ukrainian officials in the area reported that Russia now occupies about 80% of the city of Severodonetsk, as intense fighting continues quarter after quarter, house after house. There are also reports that Russia has bombed a chemical plant by lifting clouds of nitric acid over the streets. Ukrainian forces are now isolated in a small urban area and may soon be forced to retreat across the river to a more protected and supportive city. Lisičanska discussed earlier today. And honestly… the faster the better.
As fighting in the east continues, Ukraine is set to use Russia’s reduced forces north and west of Kherson. The counterattack, which began two days ago as Ukrainian forces crossed the Inhulets River near David Bride, appears to be expanding, both penetrating deeper into Russian-occupied territory and opening a new attack in fourth place.
There are some reports that Ukraine has taken over Snihurivka from the southwestern end of this counterattack, but there are other indications that the city has not yet been completely liberated from Russian occupation. However, Russia is reportedly questioning the city, which seems unlikely if they still have significant forces there. Russia, on the other hand, is also reported to have fired on a site in the north held by DNA separatists 20 km from the nearest Ukrainian forces.
At the original crossing point at Davyid Brid, it is not clear who controls it. Although initial reports forced the city to liberate Ukraine, it is unclear whether any of them are really in the city. Instead, Ukrainian forces appear to be moving from one location to another south of the city, occupying a series of small villages. Ukrainian forces have since moved southeast, not only on the road, but are also reported to have crossed the fields to involve Russians elsewhere. Some reports suggest that Ukraine has seized the city of Bruskynske, but this is still not confirmed.
A counterattack at the north end of the line began at Mykolaivka has spread to include Vysokopillya. And again, Ukraine may have taken it, as Russia is now reportedly being surrounded by the city.
Finally, there is a new place on the west bank of the vast Dnieper River. It is reported that the Ukrainian forces have moved to Russia’s positions at Zolota Balka and probably took it, because – see if you can name this melody – it is now reported that Russia is questioning this place.
The accuracy of all these reports is called into question by the fact that there are still strikes against the city of Kryvyi Rih, 35 km north of Mykolaivka. So it seems that Russia maintains a certain position to launch artillery or at least MLRS against this area. This gives the impression that Ukraine has not taken all the position of Russia at the northern end of the occupied zone.
The geolocation shows that this Russian BMP was removed just north of Arkhanhel’s’ke.
Today, it is reported that Ukraine’s progress is limited due to a “lack of weapons”. This is likely to mean heavy weapons such as artillery or tanks. However, it seems extremely strange that Ukraine would even do so to start counterattack without the necessary equipment. Some discussions suggest that Ukraine cannot move because it does not have the HIMARS system that was just announced today, which seems silly.
Meanwhile, Russian media report that the counterattack on Davidiv Brid has been “destroyed”, costing Ukraine 20 tanks and more than 200 troops. A video is circulating showing vehicles being taken out during a night attack on the river, but there is no reason to believe that it is even from Ukraine, much less from the recent fighting in the Kherson region. There is no evidence of the truth in this video or any other report that Ukrainian soldiers are trying to give up. Many reports and FIRMS data still suggest that fighting is taking place 8-9 km east of the river.
By contrast, the video reports that Ukrainian forces are operating south of the Inhulnec River.
It has a nice soundtrack, and it’s nice to see these Switchblades get used to it, but it’s basically a video of “watch it run and drive across the field.”
The launch is taking place somewhere north of Kharkov, but there are still no signs of a renewed counterattack in the area. Russia is still in a position close enough to fire shells and rockets at the city – just to cause death and misery – and the bridgehead Staryi Saltiv in the east has become so quiet that there are now many claims that Ukraine has never moved. across the river at all. They did, although I admit I don’t know how. I have spent hours inspecting the upper part of Siverskyi Donetsk to find any signs of a barge (barges can seriously move some things). The best guess is that they built a temporary structure over the crack of the broken bridge, then demolished it again.
Also on Wednesday, President Volodymyr Zelensky sat down for an interview with a Newsmax reporter (one can only assume that they do not receive Newsmax in Ukraine), where he said that Ukraine is:losing 60 to 100 soldiers and about 500 wounded in battle every day. If these figures are accurate, it is a terrible loss – between 1,800 and 3,000 killed in a month. Ukraine estimates that 30,000 Russians have been killed since the start of the war, which would mean Russia’s casualties exceed 300 a day. But what Ukraine is suffering is a huge loss.
Let’s send these people some HIMARS.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense confirms that Russia has fired on the cities of Snihurivka, Visokopilja, Solota Balkans and the city of Mykolaiv. This seems to indicate that they are all at least partially controlled by Ukraine.
Well, it’s definitely amazing. The The MQ-1C has been available since 2004, so it’s quite long as far as drones are concerned. However, the electronics have been improved several times. It can carry four Hellfire or Stinger missiles, as well as four precision-guided bombs. After an engine upgrade in 2013, it could be in the air for an astonishing 36 hours at altitudes of up to 29,000 feet.
That’s great. We are talking about a larger than the Cessna 150, definitely a treadmill.
It also costs about $ 21 million per copy, excluding research and development costs. Compare with Turkish Bayraktar at
So when it is said that Ukraine is buying four, it is not clear whether it is just a cash transaction or whether the US will send them as part of a new loan lease.
As Koss pointed out, the HIMARS system is large and the ammunition is even larger and heavier, so it is not surprising that the first allocation includes only four HIMARS systems, given the difficulty of transporting all the necessary parts.
However, the administration seems to have been waiting for this decision.