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Counteroffensive underway: Ukrainian army advances up to 2 km on southern front

Counteroffensive underway: Ukrainian army advances up to 2 km on southern front Ukrainian military is advancing up to 2 km on Berdiansk front (Getty Images)

Ukrainian military keeps up advancing on the Tavria front in southern Ukraine. In particular, on the Berdiansk front, Ukraine's troops have advanced up to 2 km into enemy territory, as Spokesman for the Joint Press Center of the Tavria Defense Forces, Captain Valerii Shershen reports on Facebook.

"The Defense Forces are systematically pushing the enemy out of their positions and proceeding to advance. On the Berdiansk front, the most significant advancement into enemy territory is recorded - up to 2 km," he said.

According to the spokesperson, the Ukrainian military is currently consolidating its positions on the captured frontlines. "We are conducting aerial reconnaissance of the area, delivering artillery strikes on identified enemy targets, engaging in counter-battery warfare, and conducting demining operations," he added.

The Russians are putting up fierce resistance, but the Ukrainian forces are consistently pressing on certain sections of the front, squeezing the enemy, Shershen noted.

Russian losses

In the past 24 hours, Ukraine's army has eliminated 72 occupiers, wounded 166 Russian military personnel, and destroyed 36 units of enemy weaponry and equipment.

Commenting on the losses, Shershen mentioned that the intensity of the fighting is increasing in the Tavria direction.

Maryinka and Rivnopillya fronts

According to the spokesperson, on the Maryinka front, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled 15 enemy attacks.

"The enemy also conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the Rivnopillya area of Donetsk region," he added.

Zaporizhzhia direction

The enemy is attempting to prevent the advancement of Ukrainian troops on this front.

Frontline updates

Yesterday, Deputy Minister of Defense Hanna Maliar said that over the past week, the Ukrainian Armed Forces were conducting counteroffensive actions on the frontlines and have liberated 9 square kilometers in the east and 28.4 square kilometers in the south. Meanwhile, the occupiers have opened up another front for their offensive — Svatove direction.