Ukraine making steady progress in Orikhiv sector as it clears dense minefields and trenches Ukraine has confirmed it has captured a key village on the southern Zaporizhzhia front, the latest step in a gradual advance aimed at splitting the Russian lines that defend the overland route to Crimea.
Hanna Maliar, a deputy defence minister, said on Monday morning that the village of Robotyne, south of Orikhiv, had been liberated, bringing Ukraine into contact with Russia’s main defence line to the south covering routes to the Sea of Azov.
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Update #1: Ukraine says it liberates strategic southeastern settlement (Reuters)
WNU Editor: For Ukraine the cost of taking this village has been very high ….
It took 10+ brigades, 20-35,000 men?, to take
Robotyne (population, 2001 census, 480).
How many more such victories can Ukraine sustain? https://t.co/5EO82sGaAW
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