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Russian occupiers redeploying reserves for defense to the south

Russian occupiers redeploying reserves for defense to the south Photo: Occupiers are moving reserves for defense through a counteroffensive by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the south (Getty Images)

Russian occupiers are redeploying forces from other directions to conduct defense in the south, particularly in the Berdyansk and Melitopol directions, according to the director of the Planning and Application Department of the Main Directorate of the National Guard of Ukraine, Colonel Mykola Urshalovych.

"Heading by regrouping forces from other directions and reserves to reinforce units conducting defensive actions on the Berdyansk and Melitopol directions," he said.

Furthermore, according to him, despite significant losses, the enemy continues offensive actions in the Lyman, Avdiivka, and Mariupol directions, attempting counterattacks in the Bakhmut direction.

The situation in the Zaporizhzhia direction

On August 22nd, it was announced that Ukrainian defenders liberated Robotyne in the Zaporizhzhia region. Just yesterday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, shared that the liberation of Robitne became possible thanks to a single unit of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, consisting of 31 soldiers. They crawled through minefields for 18 hours.

On August 29th, Natalia Humeniuk, the spokesperson for the Operational Command South, reported that the occupiers were retreating due to the breakthrough by the Ukrainian Armed Forces of their defensive line on the Zaporizhzhia front. On August 31st, it was announced that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had advanced deeper into the enemy's defenses on the Melitopol front.