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August 31, 2023

Very good WSJ article on Ukraines breakthrough reported here yesterday.

I was able to read the entire article through the Twitter link with no paywall. Ukraine spokesperson said today troops are consolidating the advance.
Important note: the article confirms Ukraine has broken through in more than one place. Now to seize the high ground!


August 30, 2023

More drone strikes in Russia tonight.

Hope to see this every night from now on. Russian electric grid this winter?


August 30, 2023

Ukraine offensive's next target?

Ocheretuvat. 👀👀👀

Watch this space!


August 30, 2023

Ukraine has breached the Surovikin Line (The tank ditch and dragon's teeth)

Important thread! Not clear if this is reconnaissance or if it will lead to a full break through, but the tank ditch wasn't much of an obstacle, apparently. The breach was spotted through geolocated Russian drone video.
More news should follow soon.



August 30, 2023

Tonight Ukraine launched a massive drone strike on Russian territory:



What we know:

◾️Pskov. At about 11:40 p.m. (Moscow time) on Aug. 29, a series of explosions was heard in the area of Pskov airport. Reports say the airfield was attacked by 20 drones. Russian media says the shots could be heared in the course of the night – single and bursts.

The anti-terrorist plan Edelweiss was put into action in the city. The law enforcement units are operating in the high alert mode carrying assault weapons.

The Pskov international airport is the joint purpose airfield. It's under jurisdiction of the Ministry of Defense. It hosts the 334th air force regiment.
TASS reports the strike damaged 4 cargo IL-76. Two of them caught fire. After the strike 3 to 5 cargo planes were "moved" from the airfield.
According to the satellite images IL-76 aircrafts were parked one close to another and without the shelters. Therefore, the damages in equipment might be higher.

The governor of the Pskov region claims no casualties as the result of the attacks. The airport is shut down till Thursday.

Also, according to the info from Pskovskaya Gubernia resource, the 64044 military base is on fire. It's home to the 2nd brigade of the GRU special forces.

The distance between Ukraine and Pskov is 700 km across Belarus.

Other Russian cities have been hit as well:


August 27, 2023

Ukraine's Robotyne offensive illutrated:

Note in particular the gains in the last week or so per the digital calendar at the bottom.


August 26, 2023

The latest from Ukraine: Operational silence rules.

The following is from the map guy for the Institute for War:
"Ukrainian forces have made newly-confirmed tactical gains in the past 24 hours. They are now geolocated to be within 2.5 km of the great anti-vehicle ditch - the next major military engineering obstacle within the Russian layered defense

We've recessed the Russian control line to the fighting positions behind the dragons teeth. Commercially available satellite imagery indicates that most Russian forces and heavy equipment are deployed south of the dragon's teeth.
The land between the ditch and the dragon's teeth is likely heavily mined."

Check out this thread at Thread Reader App. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1695470501932552534.html

The problem with the ISW maps is that they are usually based on days old geolocated video and may not reflect recent activity.
I don't really know a lot about what's going on. I'm relatively certain Ukraine is on the advance to the southwest of Robotyne trying to take some elevated ground. There is probably fighting in the village directly south of Robotyne. There are also advances on the axis to the west.
Russia has been moving undermanned battalions to the Robotyne front. Ukraine probably will transfer troops from Bahkmut to the southern axis soon.

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