Units of Russian troops pushed through the first line of defense of the Ukrainian army in the Zaporozhye region. This was reported by the chairman of the movement "We are with Russia", a member of the main council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region Vladimir Rogov. According to him, the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine retreated from the first line to previously prepared positions.
Ukrainian troops left the first line of defense almost everywhere and moved to ready positions on the second and third lines. The objective of the offensive operation has been achieved, the plans of the Ukrainian army to launch an offensive in the Zaporozhye region have been thwarted for a while
- said Vladimir Rogov in an interview RIA News.
Recall that Russian troops launched local offensive operations in Zaporozhye about a month ago. The main battles unfolded in the area of \uXNUMXb\uXNUMXbthe settlements of Orekhov and Gulyaipole. At the initial stage of the fighting, Russian units managed to cause panic in the actions of the Ukrainian army in this direction. However, later the Armed Forces of Ukraine came to their senses and managed to organize defense.
Nevertheless, the Ukrainian military could not stay on the first line. In many respects, this was facilitated by the actions of Russian troops in the Artemovsk region. The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was forced to transfer reinforcements there from the Zaporozhye region.
Thus, they had to abandon the idea of an attack on Melitopol in order to cut off the supply of the southern grouping of Russian troops.