In some areas, the Russian army began to withdraw -

In some areas, the Russian army began to withdraw –

A spokesman for the military command in southern Ukraine announced on Monday, August 29, that Russian troops have begun to withdraw from some areas where Ukrainian soldiers have launched a counteroffensive.

Thus, Natalia Humeniuk announced on Monday that Russian troops began to withdraw from some areas, and her statement came shortly after a video of a soldier from the self-proclaimed pro-Russian republic of Donetsk circulated on the Internet, who said that Ukrainian forces broke through the first line of defense.

In the meantime, “The operation was carried out in several directions in the south”, explained Natalia Humeniuk in a briefing in which she urged the Ukrainian residents to leave there urgently or seek shelter.

According to his words, the military operation of the Ukrainian army needs “quietness”, because the attention of the media could affect the results, reports NBC News. Careful! Her claims could not be independently verified.

Zelensky: The occupiers must know: we will drive them to the border

The Ukrainian army has already started the counter-offensive to recapture the territory of Kherson, previously occupied by Russian forces. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed confidence that Ukrainian soldiers will push back Russian forces at the pre-2014 borders.

In his statements, “The occupiers must know: we will drive them to the border. To our border, the line of which has not been changed. If they want to survive – it’s time for the Russian military to flee… If they don’t hear me – they will have to deal with our defenders, who will not stop until they liberate everything that belongs to Ukraine,” said, on Monday, Volodymyr Zelensky, in a video posted on his Facebook page.

In recent weeks, the Ukrainian military appeared to be gaining confidence, once it decided to recapture territories in southern Ukraine occupied by the Russian army, including the Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014. The government in Kyiv recently said that soldiers Ukrainians will fight to recover the Crimean Peninsula, home to the Russian Black Sea Fleet, and the city of Kherson, which has been occupied by the Russian army since the beginning of the war.

“Anyone want to know what our plans are? You won’t hear details from anyone really in charge. Because this is war. And so it is in war. The occupiers should know: we will expel them from the border. Until our border, the line of which has not changed”, added the president of Ukraine.

The army of Ukraine started the counter-offensive

Ukraine’s army has broken Russian defenses in several front-line areas near the city of Kherson, Oleksiy Arestovichi, senior adviser to Volodymyr Zelensky, announced on Monday.

Oleksiy Arestovich stated that the Ukrainian forces bombed the ferries in the southern Kherson region, which the enemy army uses to supply the territory occupied by the Russians on the west bank of the Dnieper River.

Thus, “Ukraine will recover Kharkiv region, Lugansk region, Donetsk region, Zaporozhye region, Kherson region, Crimea, certainly our entire water area of ​​the Black Sea and the Sea of ​​Azov – from the island of Snakes to the Kerch Strait. This will happen. These are ours. And as our society understands it, I want the occupiers to understand it as well. There will be no place for them on Ukrainian soil,” Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Monday.

The Ukrainian army has recovered four villages near the city of Kherson, after breaking the front line in three places, the “main target” being Kherson, CNN reported, citing a Ukrainian military source. According to the previously cited source, the military operation of the Ukrainian army began with heavy bombardment of Russian positions, forcing them to retreat.

At the opposite pole, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that Ukrainian troops attempted a military offensive in the Nikolaiv and Kherson regions, but suffered significant losses.

“The enemy’s offensive attempt failed miserably,” the Russian defense minister said, according to the Russian news agency RIA. Careful! The information could not be independently verified.