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“Ukrainian Forces Make Gains in Kherson, a Region Putin Illegally Annexed Last Week October 03, 2022 6:49 AM UPDATE October 03, 2022 12:25 PM VOA News
Ukrainian forces made further gains Monday in the Kherson region in the country’s south, adding to their gains in the east in recent days as they push a counteroffensive against Russia to recapture lands Moscow’s forces had claimed earlier in its seven-month invasion.
Russia-installed officials in Kherson said Ukraine’s military had recaptured some settlements in Kherson, while the Russian Defense Ministry acknowledged that “with superior tank units” Ukraine had “managed to penetrate into the depths of our defense.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly address Sunday that his forces in Kherson had liberated the settlements of Arkhanhelske and Myroliubivka…
The region is one of four that Russian President Vladimir Putin illegally annexed last week.
In Moscow, Russia’s lower house of parliament quickly rubber-stamped an endorsement of the treaties for four regions of Ukraine to join Russia, which the upper house is set to do on Tuesday.
But the boundaries of the Russian annexation were not precisely clear.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said two regions, Donetsk and Luhansk, are joining Russia with the same administrative borders that existed before fighting erupted in 2014 between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces.
But Peskov said the borders of the two other regions — Zaporizhzhia and Kherson — remain unsettled. “We will continue to discuss that with residents of those regions,” Peskov told reporters, without elaborating.
The developments in Kherson followed Sunday’s announcement by Ukrainian forces that they had retaken full control of Lyman, the eastern logistics hub that is also within territory Russia claimed last week was its own.
“Lyman is fully cleared,” Zelenskyy declared in a short video clip on his Telegram channel.
Russia did not comment Sunday on the fate of Lyman but said Saturday that its troops were retreating from the area because it feared Ukrainian forces were about to encircle them.
Russia captured Lyman in May and had used it as a logistics and transportation hub for its operations in the north of the Donetsk region.
Russia’s loss of Lyman was its biggest battlefield defeat since Ukrainian forces last month swept through the Kharkiv region in northeastern Ukraine, pushing Russian forces back toward their border.
In addition to claiming the annexations rejected by Ukraine and its Western allies, Putin late last month ordered the mobilization of 300,000 reservists to bolster Russia’s forces.
The order sparked protests in some areas of Russia and long lines at borders as tens of thousands of would-be conscripts have fled to other countries.
The governor of Russia’s Khabarovsk region said Monday that the military commissar in the region was removed from his post after half of the personnel who were mobilized did not meet draft criteria and were sent home.
The governor said in a Telegram video that the commissar’s removal would not affect the overall mobilization plan.
Some information for this story came from The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and Reuters”. https://www.voanews.com/a/ukrainian-forces-make-gains-in-kherson/6773375.html
“I’m thankful to the soldiers of the 127th Territorial Defense Brigade for defending the city of Kharkiv and liberating the territory of Kharkiv region. To the soldiers of the 110th brigade, who bravely repulsed the invaders in the Zaporizhzhia direction. To the soldiers of the 129th brigade of my native Kryvy Rih, who distinguished themselves with good results and liberated, in particular, Arkhanhelske and Myroliubivka. To the soldiers of the 115th Territorial Defense Brigade, who made a significant contribution to the defense of Zhytomyr region. And also to the soldiers of the 117th brigade, who defend the north-eastern direction in Sumy region.” https://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/ukrayina-bula-j-bude-odnim-iz-yevropejskih-centriv-vijskovoy-78249
“UPDATE ON UKRAINE
3 October 2022
On 29 September 2022, President Putin addressed his National Security Council on the “partial mobilisation’ he had announced on 21 September. He said, ‘a lot of questions are being raised during this mobilisation campaign, and we must promptly correct our mistakes and not repeat them.
Putin’s unusually rapid acknowledgement of problems highlights the dysfunction of the
mobilisation over its first week. Local officials are likely unclear on the exact scope and legal
rationale of the campaign. They have almost certainly drafted some personnel who are
outside the definitions claimed by Putin and the Ministry of Defence.
As drafted reservists continue to assemble at tented transit camps, Russian officials are likely struggling to provide training and in finding officers to lead new units.”-https://twitter.com/DefenceHQ/status/1576807526754144257
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