Ukraine’s offensive ongoing in different areas, gains vary - deputy defense minister

Ukraine’s offensive ongoing in different areas, gains vary - deputy defense minister

Despite fierce resistance put up by the enemy, offensive actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are continuing in various areas of the front, and certain gains are being achieved in all of them.

Deputy Minister of Defense Hanna Maliar said this on the air of the national telethon, reports an Ukrinform correspondent.

"At the moment, we’re seeing both offensive and defensive operations going on. The Defense Forces are running offensive operations in multiple directions but the enemy is also attacking, in particular, in the east. But the enemy is unable to advance at all, and we have not lost any positions. As for the offensive, here, on the contrary, we do advance, and we do not allow the enemy to do the same. There are different successes in different sections, but they are some in all of those directions," said Maliar.

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She noted that no rapid successes are seen on the part of Ukraine’s forces “because there is a war going on, and all the processes here are taking place much more slowly than we would like, because the enemy is also not giving up his positions.”

“The enemy is resisting, that's why the number of missile strikes, air strikes, and artillery and mortar attacks has increased. The enemy is trying with all its might to stop the offensive of Ukraine’s Defense Forces. But we are advancing," said deputy minister.

She also said that in the east, the enemy is now focusing a huge amount of its resources, pulling up reserves, and the Ukrainian military is recording certain maneuvers of military hardware. Battles are underway.

In the south, according to Maliar, the offensive continues in several directions. These are, in particular, the Berdiansk and Mariupol ones. "There are different areas and in some locations we see success. Our Armed Forces are also facing strong enemy resistance there," she said.

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The deputy minister also clarified on Telegram that the offensive actions in the direction of Rozdolivka - Krasnopolivka and Brekhivka - Yahidne continue on the Bakhmut axis, where some success is being observed. Offensive actions also continue in the Berdiansk and Mariupol directions.

According to her, there is progress in all directions of the offensive – about a kilometer-deep on each.

In the Berdiansk direction, fighting continues in the area of Makarivka. On the Mariupol axis, fighting is raging in the Novodanilivka and Novopokrovka districts.

As reported by Ukrinform, near Vuhledar, the Defense Forces of the Tavria Grouping advanced up to 1 km.

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