Russian invaders have stepped up in the Zaporozhye direction. However, there is no talk of any full-scale offensive by Russian troops.
This was told to Channel 24 by Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, military expert and flight instructor Roman Svitan. According to him, the Russians attempted an offensive on the Zaporozhye front.
The Russians conduct reconnaissance in force in the Zaporozhye region
In particular, the invaders tried to attack the Ukrainian positions near the cities of Orekhov and Gulyaipole. As the military expert explained, the Russians are conducting reconnaissance in force in this area.
Reconnaissance sabotage groups of 10-15 people come out and “feel” the defense lines, determine the likely directions for assault operations. And sometimes assault groups are also brought up,” Svitan said.
According to the reserve colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in the Orekhovo area there is a certain pressure of Russian troops on the Armed Forces of Ukraine in a front section of about 40-50 kilometers. There, the invaders are trying to carry out offensive actions.
“However,there is no danger in this area, since the number of Russian troops is not enough to carry out large-scale offensive tasks,” Svitan emphasized.
Russia rotates troops near Gulyaipol and Orekhov
He added that the occupiers receive combat reconnaissance tasks when they have certain rotational events and new units enter.
Now there is a noticeable increase in the flow of Russian mobilized, who have already been trained for several months. They are being pulled up, in particular, to the Zaporizhzhya Front,” the military expert noted.
According to him, the Russians are occupying new positions and are trying to test the Ukrainian defense. This is exactly what is happening in the area of the city of Orekhov. Also, Russian troops are rotating in the Gulyaipole area.
“A little further south, from the Polog area, certain rotational moments are also observed. Fresh Russian units are entering,” Svitan noted.
He added that those units of the occupiers that had been standing in the area for several months are now being pulled back to the rear for resupply.
Despite the attempts of the occupants to attack the positions of the Ukrainian defenders, there is no reason to worry.
Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, military expert
Ukrainian troops brought up reserves and artillery, and also drove back both assault and sabotage and reconnaissance groups of Russians. The Armed Forces of Ukraine stabilized the front near Zaporozhye.
He added that all attempts by the Russians to attack will completely fail in the future.
What is happening on the Zaporozhye front: latest news
- The Russian invaders tried to advance in the Zaporozhye direction with the forces of the 58th Combined Arms Army. The Ukrainian defenders successfully repulsed the enemy attacks.
- Head of the Zaporizhzhya OVA Oleksandr Starukh confirmed that the Russians are trying to attack Zaporizhia, but not on the stated scale. Starukh assured that there is no doubt that our forces and means in the Zaporozhye direction are sufficient to repel all enemy attacks.
- As explained in the Defense Forces of the Tauride direction, Russians sometimes advance in the South in small reconnaissance groups. However, it is impossible to exclude the aggravation of the situation in the Zaporozhye region, because the occupiers are increasing supplies from Crimea.