World: FOKUS 1 reports - Ukrainian terrain gain also in the south

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advances at the Dnipro in region of Cherson

Kyiv, Oct 3rd (Reuters) - The Ukrainian armed forces report now also on the southern Front in the region Cherson terrain gain. While the government in Kyiv initially did not officially comment on the war on Monday, Russian military bloggers described how Ukrainian tank associations along the Dnipro river. A consultant of the Kiev Ministry of the Interior, Anton Geraschtschenko, published a video on which Ukrainian soldiers had their national flag in the village of Solota Balka. The area lies between the cities of Cherson and Saporischschja, whose regions of Russia's President Vladimir Putin declared annexed on Friday.

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Rob Lee from the U.S. Denkfabrik Foreign Policy Research Institute quoted Russian bloggers who reported that their troops had withdrawn to Dudtscany about 40 kilometers further south on the banks of the Dnipro. "When so many Russian channels raise the alarm, it usually means that they are in trouble," Lee wrote on Twitter. If the Ukrainian armed forces make further progress on the banks of the river, thousands of Russian soldiers could sit in the trap. The Dnipro is very wide in places and Ukraine has destroyed most of the bridges.

The reports from the south come only one day after the city of Lyman in the east of Ukraine. "The history of Lyman's liberation in the Donetsk region has become the most popular in the media," said Ukrainian President Wolodymyr Selenskyj in his evening video message. "But the success of our soldiers are not limited to Lyman." Selenskyj also reported advances in his troops in the Cherson area. By taking Lyman, the Ukrainian associations in the east could continue to advance deeply into Russian, as Viktor Kewljuk from the Ukrainian Research Institute Center for Defense Strategy explained. (Report by Tom Balmforth, Reuters offices edited by Alexander Ratz Edited by Kerstin Dörr If you have any questions, please contact our editorial team at [email protected])

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