October 09, 2022

All Loud on the Eastern Front


All Loud on the Eastern Front
"Z" is for Russian equipment destroyed during the counter-offensive. Twitter, @GeneralStaffUA

Reaching nearly a month into the Ukrainian counteroffensive, the successes of the Ukrainian forces have brought shock to the Russian forces as they continue to lose ground and key towns.

On October 1, Ukraine retook the key town of Lyman. This a significant success and was part of a major Ukrainian offensive in northern Kharkiv region to drive out Russian troops. The recapture of Lyman came shortly after Putin declared the annexation of four captured Ukrainian regions.

Along with Lyman, troops also recaptured Dudchany, which stands along the west bank of the Dnieper River and is part of Ukraine's southern offensive. Dudchany is located approximately 30 kilometers south of where the front was before the Ukrainian troops arrived on October 3.

A US military expert has said that the offensive has forced Russia into a "defensive crouch" in Kherson, where Ukrainian troops are preventing the frontline Russian troops from receiving fresh supplies. Additionally, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has reported the successful repulsion of Russian attacks in Donetsk and Ternovy Pody, just north of Kherson.

Authorities also claim that Ukraine destroyed three Russian anti-aircraft missile systems and two drones. On October 3, the US agreed to supply Ukraine with four more High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS), bringing the total supplied to 20.

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