03 Oct: HUGE SUCCESS. Ukrainians HIT Russian FLANKS | War in Ukraine Explained
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I am a Ukrainian. My country has been invaded by Russia. In this video I will tell you what happened on the two hundred and twenty second day of the war.
Day 222: October 03
The Ukrainians are rapidly developing their counteroffensive operation in the Kherson region and do not give the Russians time to prepare the fortifications necessary to withstand the next wave of Ukrainian attacks. Interestingly, the Ukrainians have visibly implemented the tactics that proved to be successful both in the battle for Izyum and the battle for Lyman, and here is how they did it.
After breaching the Russian primary defense line, the Ukrainians have already managed to establish total control over the newly liberated settlements and officially reported to the president that Ukrainians are in Liubymivka, Hreschenivka, Zolota Balka, Mykhailivka, Novooleksandrivka and Havrylivka.
From here, the Ukrainians started to widen their bridgehead rapidly because the breakthrough was extremely deep, which made the Ukrainians very vulnerable to flank attacks. Obviously, the Russians could not conduct this flank attack immediately because a lot of things were also happening in the north, which allowed the Ukrainians to use this buffer and expand 10 km west from the Dnipro River.
As I told you yesterday, this put Russian positions in Ukrainka at a crossfire. The Ukrainians exploited their tactical advantage to the fullest and crushed the Russian defense from two sides at ones, first, in Ukrainka and then in Bilyaivka. Now the Ukrainians are storming Chervone from two sides at once and have already started to storm Novovoskresenske and even Petropavlivka. As you can see, the Ukrainians completely eliminated any threat of a flank attack by successfully expanding westwards.
Simultaneously, the Ukrainians are preparing to attack the northern group from Arkhanhelske. Russian sources suggest that the Ukrainians are planning to launch their attack in the direction of Novodmytrivka, from where they can immobilize by their attacks Russian troops in Velyka Oleksandrivka, simultaneously moving eastwards. This mirrors their tactics in the Dudchany direction and fits the conditions perfectly well.
Unfortunately, not every attack went according to plan. Ukrainian attack on Dudchany has stalled. Heavy rain has started, which significantly reduced the room for manoeuvring heavily armored vehicles. This is an especially big problem for the ground that is so close to the river. As you can see, the water from the Kahovka Reservoir goes tens of kilometers deep into the region, which affects the terrain. Once the rain stopped, the Russians reportedly engaged their aviation and put an end to the Ukrainian attack on Dudchany. So far, it looks like it is true. The Ukrainians were probably forced to pull back to the small towns behind to wait until the ground dries out a bit because, as of now, they can mainly use tanks on the roads, which makes these tanks an easy target.
In anticipation of the Ukrainian attack on Davydiv Brid, the Russians started to shell heavily every settlement located on the bridgehead but had to stop due to the rain. When the rain stopped, the Ukrainians quickly reinforced the region even more and launched an attack on Davydiv Brid. So far, it seems like it was unsuccessful, and they were forced to pull back. The Russians in Davydiv Brid have a very strong position, which is why this is probably the only settlement in this region that changed hands only once. However, given that the front line in the north is collapsing quite rapidly, it seems like it might be enough to just fix Russian forces here with their attack while the Ukrainians are slowly getting closer to them from the back. This reminds the situation in Lyman – the Ukrainians could not crush the Russian defense directly, so they decreased the intensity of their attacks and waited for the front line to collapse around this strong position. This is the implementation of the lessons learnt in the Kharkiv region that I was talking about at the beginning. In the Dudchany direction, Ukrainian tactics resemble a quick breakthrough and expansion that we saw in the battle for Izyum, while the fights on the Inhulets bridgehead resemble the battle for Lyman.
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