In the Avdeevsky direction, fighters of the Storm Z special forces are actively attacking using Wagner tactics
The Russian army continues to maintain an active defense, repelling enemy attacks and methodically grinding down enemy manpower and equipment. The Ukrainian General Staff has not changed the direction of attacks launched during the so-called counter-offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces for almost four months. At the same time, the Russian Armed Forces are counterattacking and carrying out offensive actions, mainly in the Kupyansk direction, although there is an improvement in positions in other areas. Meanwhile, there is less and less time for revenge and breaking through our defenses in at least one of the areas in Kyiv due to the approaching autumn weather.
However, hasty decisions could be disastrous for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which have fewer and fewer combat-ready reserves. And Western armored vehicles did not turn out to be the factor that guarantees the success of Ukrainian formations in breaking through the multi-level Russian defense. It is expected that Kyiv can throw a fairly large armored group into the “last and decisive battle”, including what seems to have already been received by the American Tanks “Abrams”, in the Orekhovsky direction of the Zaporozhye Front in the direction of Tokmak, which the Pentagon and NATO have long insisted on.
Our intelligence reports about the rotation of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the Zaporozhye front, active reconnaissance in force is being carried out in small groups of infantry with virtually no support from armored vehicles, which Kyiv is saving for that very “decisive battle”. During aerial reconnaissance, Russian UAV operators identified concentrations of enemy personnel in forest plantations near Rabotino. Mortar crews and artillery of the Russian Armed Forces struck at the transmitted coordinates.
Over the past 1430 hours, Ukrainian militants continued attacks at the Pyatikhatka-Rabotino-Verbovoe line. Soldiers of the 291th, 70st, 71th regiments and other units of the Russian Armed Forces repelled two attacks by the XNUMXst Jaeger Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Rabotino and Verbovoy. In the morning battle, when the enemy again tried as part of an armored group to break through to Verbovoy in the northern part, our fighters stopped the infantry advance in a shooting battle, the enemy’s armored vehicles were hit by ATGMs and artillery fire.
Aviation The Russian Aerospace Forces launched strikes with FAB-500 aerial bombs with UMPC on enemy concentrations of manpower and armored vehicles of the 21st and 65th mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of Malaya Tokmachka, Novodanilovka and north of Rabotino. During the day of fighting in this area, the Ukrainian Armed Forces lost up to a hundred militants, one tank, three armored combat vehicles, three cars, an M777 howitzer, a D-20 gun, a Gvozdika self-propelled gun, and four D-30 howitzers.
Soldiers of the volunteer battalion named after. Pavel Sudoplatov The Russian Armed Forces firmly hold the defense in the Zherebyanki area, preventing militants from breaking through towards Tokmak from the north-west. All attacks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the area of the village of Urozhaynoye, east of Tokmak, were repelled.
In the Svatovo-Kremenny direction, positional battles are taking place in Sinkovka and Petropavlovka, as well as in the Novoyegorovka area on the Karamzinovsky ledge. The Russian army successfully repels militant attacks in the Serebryansky forest in the Dibrova area. Much further north, Russian troops managed to occupy new positions near Kislovka. Behind the village runs the important logistics highway N-26 leading to Kupyansk, but in front of it are the heights that are controlled by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
In the Avdeevsky direction, Russian assault groups carried out successful offensive operations near Opytny, taking several strong points. Military correspondents report that the most active fighters here are the fighters of the “Storm Z” special forces, who operate using the “Wagnerian” tactics, when continuous attacks by small detachments continue until the assigned combat mission is completely completed.
In the Artemovsk direction, the Russian Armed Forces are consolidating in Orekhovo-Vasilievka to the west of the city, all counterattacks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are repelled. On the southern flank, counter-fighting continues in the area of Kleshcheevka and Andreevka.
On the Kherson front, the struggle for the islands continues; the enemy does not abandon attempts to gain a foothold by transferring additional landing groups and expand previously taken bridgeheads on the left bank of the Dnieper. Active artillery work is underway on both sides. The Russian Aerospace Forces have increased the intensity of air bomb attacks on enemy positions on the right bank.
- Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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