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Tomconroy

(7,611 posts)
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:38 PM Jul 2023

NY Times: US says main thrust of Ukraine's offensive has begun.

"The main thrust of Ukraine’s nearly two-month-old counteroffensive is now underway in the country’s southeast, two Pentagon officials said on Wednesday, with thousands of reinforcements pouring into the grinding battle, many of them trained and equipped by the West and, until now, held in reserve.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the campaign. Their comments dovetailed with reports from the battlefield on Wednesday, where artillery battles flared along the southern front line in the Zaporizhzhia region.

And Igor Konashenkov, the Russian Defense Ministry’s chief spokesman, reported a “massive” assault and fierce battles south of Orikhiv, a town that Ukraine holds about 60 miles north of the Sea of Azov. Vladimir Rogov, an official appointed by Moscow in southern Ukraine, said the assault involved Ukrainian troops who had been trained abroad and were equipped with about 100 armored vehicles, including German-made Leopards and American-made Bradley Fighting Vehicles."

"Their goal is to sever the so-called land bridge between Russian-occupied Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula, or at least advance far enough to put the strategically important peninsula within range of Ukrainian artillery. Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, and uses it as the base for its Black Sea fleet as well as to supply its forces in the south."

Prayers for Ukraine and her brave soldiers.

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NY Times: US says main thrust of Ukraine's offensive has begun. (Original Post) Tomconroy Jul 2023 OP
...Slava Ukraini!!!!! thomski64 Jul 2023 #1
I'm 100% behind Ukraine!................... Lovie777 Jul 2023 #2
Hopefully goes better than the first time they threw Bradleys and Leopards into the fight... WarGamer Jul 2023 #3
Slava Ukraini! Thank you for the update. niyad Jul 2023 #4

WarGamer

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3. Hopefully goes better than the first time they threw Bradleys and Leopards into the fight...
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 05:29 PM
Jul 2023

I think they know the clock is ticking... August is the wettest month of the year and the roads turn to mud.

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