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Ukrainian troops advance even further near Robotyne and Klishchiivka settlements – ISW

Monday, 11 September 2023, 03:17
Ukrainian troops advance even further near Robotyne and Klishchiivka settlements – ISW
UKRAINIAN MILITARY ON THE FRONT. PHOTO: UKRAINE'S GENERAL STAFF

Ukrainian troops continued to advance south of Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia Oblast and near Bakhmut on 10 September.

Source: Institute for the Study of War (ISW)

Details: Geolocation images released on 10 September show that Ukrainian troops have advanced east of the settlement of Novoprokopivka in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

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Oleksandr Shtupun, Spokesman for the Joint Press Centre of the Tavriia Operational and Strategic Group of Forces, noted that Ukrainian troops are continuing to advance near the settlement of Robotyne and they have liberated 1.5 square kilometres of territory on this front.

In addition, Illia Yevlash, Spokesman for the Eastern Group of Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, reported that Ukrainian forces had made gains near Klishchiivka, Donetsk Oblast.

Moreover, Ukraine’s 2nd mechanised battalion of the 3rd Separate Assault Brigade also announced on 9 September that it had pushed Russian forces out from some unspecified area on the Bakhmut front.

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Russian troops also conducted unsuccessful offensive actions near Bakhmut on 10 September.

To quote the ISW’s Key Takeaways for 10 September:

  • Ukrainian forces continued to advance south of Robotyne in western Zaporizhzhia Oblast and reportedly advanced near Bakhmut on 10 September.
  • Ukrainian Main Military Intelligence Directorate (GUR) Head Kyrylo Budanov stated on 10 September that Ukrainian forces will continue counteroffensive operations into late 2023. Cold and wet weather will affect but not halt active combat, as it has done in the first 18 months of the war.
  • Russian military personnel continue to detail persistent problems hindering Russian operations along the frontline in Ukraine.
  • Russian forces conducted a series of Shahed-131/-136 drone strikes targeting Kyiv Oblast on the night of 9 to 10 September.
  • Russian forces conducted offensive operations along the Kupiansk-Svatove-Kreminna line, near Bakhmut, along the Avdiivka-Donetsk City line, in the Donetsk-Zaporizhzhia Oblast border area, and in western Zaporizzhhia Oblast and reportedly regained some lost positions in some areas.
  • Ukrainian Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) Spokesperson Major General Vadym Skibitskyi stated on 10 September that the Russian military has concentrated over 420,000 military personnel in occupied Ukraine, not including Rosgvardia (Russian national guard) and other military units and structures.
  • Russian occupation officials held the final day of voting for Russian regional elections in occupied territories on 10 September, continuing efforts to coerce residents to vote and portray the elections as legitimate.

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