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(7,611 posts)
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 07:42 AM Jun 2023

A couple of days ago I mentioned Russian reports that Ukraine had crossed the Dniro at Kherson.

Then it was 50 to 100 Ukrainian soldiers. Looks like it's not just a raid. Things are getting serious. Reports that Ukraine has transported tanks across by pontoon. They might have occupied the town of Oleshky.
This is good.

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(13,243 posts)
2. It appears that Ukraine is slowly but surely making significant progress.................
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 07:50 AM
Jun 2023

in reclaiming their territory from from the war criminals.


(4,684 posts)
3. I've been watching Arthur Rehi on Youtube
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 07:51 AM
Jun 2023

He's the best source of current info I've found. Rehi said a challenge for the Ukrainians is getting mech and armor across the river where they have a beach head there at Oleshky. If they've gotten some armor across that's great news.


(13,328 posts)
5. Here is hoping.
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 08:15 AM
Jun 2023

They can expand on it and move on more troops and equipment and perhaps open up second bridgehead to spilt Russian army.

Beastly Boy

(10,058 posts)
8. Ukraine's Minister of Defense has been hinting at "undisclosed successes" since the day
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 09:09 AM
Jun 2023

before yesterday. I wonder if this is what he's been talking about.

If Ukraine has tanks in Oleshki, it's a BFD. It opens up the path for an offensive southward all the way to the Black Sea, where I suspect not too many Russian troops or defenses are left.



(7,611 posts)
10. If they can push the orcs out of artillery range I bet
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 09:22 AM
Jun 2023

They could jerry rig a quick fix to that Antonevsky bridge.

Beastly Boy

(10,058 posts)
12. It may not be qick, but the pontoon bridge they now appear to have in place will be much safer
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 09:37 AM
Jun 2023

if Ukraine moves their artillery to the left bank. This may be enough to take all of Oleshki in a week and hold it.

On edit: Also of note, an ISW map shows an area of partisan warfare about 15 miles south-east of Oleshki.


(21,090 posts)
9. The true, little steps that honorable civilians take to restore their country's sovereignty.
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 09:13 AM
Jun 2023

Ukraine hasn't made any imperialist moves, and hasn't even retaliated; They've only reclaimed their homes and businesses. History will look back on Ukraine with respect and admiration.


(7,772 posts)
13. The Russkies blew the dam for a reason
Wed Jun 28, 2023, 10:14 AM
Jun 2023

The logical axis of attack for Ukraine was south from the Orkiv area to Melitopol and linking up to the Sea of Azov at the head of a large lagoon just south of Metitopol. This is why the Uke's are facing such a tough time, the Russkies really have a strong defensive line.

IMHO, the Uke's were probably going to make their main thrust across the river and then east, warfare of maneuver. Freeze the Russkies north and east, main thrust from the west, where the fortifications were much less. The Russkies were always planning on blowing the dam as a temporary line of defense. Problem is, the Uke's probably planned on the dam as well, and made preparations.

I think the real show is about to begin.

The question is, what do the Russkies have planned to defend the relatively lightly defended east side of the river? A major air operation to blow the bridges, and keep them blown?

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