According to Ukrainian sources, Ukrainian armed forces have crossed Russian defence lines from different locations close to the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson. The Russian Ministry of Defense declined every claim made by Ukrainian sources and commented that the Ukrainian attacks were repulsed in the districts of Kherson and Mykolaiv.
Earlier today, Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian president, declined to respond to claims of a significant counteroffensive in the southern part of the country.
Recently, the Ukrainian presidential administration has given a statement explaining that a fierce battle between Ukrainian forces and the Russian army is going on in the region of Kherson, where Kyiv has launched a counteroffensive to take back the area occupied by Russians. Presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovich explained that The ferries that Russia deploys to deliver supplies in the occupied territory caught fire at the west bank of the Dnieper.
General Staff in Kyiv recently shared a new report claiming that Ukrainian forces eliminated more than 450 Russian soldiers in the past 24 hours, and a total of 47,550 Russian soldiers lost their life since they launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Additionally, the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed 29 vehicles and tanks, seven tanks, 19 artillery systems, 3 MLRS, two air defence systems, one helicopter, and 3 Russian drones.
On August 29, the Ukrainian Armed Forces (VSU) command officially declared a military counteroffensive in the Kherson region. The advance of Ukrainian forces has been accompanied by the destruction of Russian logistics in the occupied territories.
Russia accuses Ukraine of attacking Zaporizhzhia NPP.
According to the administration of the city of Energodar, which is under Russian control, Ukrainian armed forces have once more shelled the area around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station. The nuclear fuel storage complex was nearby when two explosions were recorded. The Ukrainian strikes are blocking the international atomic energy agency’s mission to the nuclear power facility.