Ukraine has held Avdiivka in the north opposite the orc controlled city of Donetsk since 2014. Despite suffering astonishing losses in both armor and infantry, russian war criminals continues to make incremental advances.
Bottom guy gets tossed in the next round.
Ukraine's southern offensive in the Robotyne Verbove area has failed, at least for now. There hasn't been significant progress in over a month and Ukraine has not been able to seize the hills south of Robotyne which would come close to dominating the key city of Tokmak. Ukraine seems to be rotating troops in the area. I'm not sure if Ukraine has run low on ammunition or troops or both. It does seem that they will need a change in tactics if it is even possible to make progress in this sector.
OTOH Ukraine has achieved a significant victory by driving a lot of the Russian fleet out of Sevastopol and the adjacent Black Sea. For now grain is being transported freely from Odessa and surrounding ports.
Additionally, Ukraine made a very good first use of the very late arriving ATACMs systems by destroying or damaging some 20 Russian helicopters parked at southern military bases. Good hunting.
It is worth while keeping an eye on the left bank of the Dnipro River. It seems that a second bridge head has been seized in the area to the south of Kherson City and troops may be gathering for something more significant:
I'll try to write a bit about russias so far failed attempt to seize the initiative in Eastern Ukraine at some point later in the week.
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