Ukraine declares counterattack against Russian forces


Ukrainian troops have begun to counterattack in several directions. This fact is drastically changing the battlefield situation,” adviser to the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak on March 16 posted on Telegram.

Russian vehicles destroyed by Ukrainian troops



An unnamed Ukrainian official later said that the Ukrainian army launched counterattacks against Russian forces outside the capital Kiev and the city of Kherson, in southwestern Ukraine. Kherson was the only major Ukrainian city that Russian forces captured after three weeks of military operations.

An unnamed Ukrainian official later said that the Ukrainian army launched counterattacks against Russian forces outside the capital Kiev and the city of Kherson, in southwestern Ukraine. Kherson was the only major Ukrainian city that Russian forces captured after three weeks of military operations.

The official said that the counterattack involving Ukrainian fighters, artillery and tanks was aimed at “causing casualties to the Russian army , rather than regaining territory”.

On the outskirts of Kiev, a Ukrainian official said that the Ukrainian army “did an excellent job of causing maximum losses” when it launched attacks on Russian forces in the three towns of Bucha, Irpin and Vorzel.

Oleksiy Arestovich, another adviser to the President of Ukraine, confirmed on March 15 that “our forces in many directions have carried out a small-scale tactical counter-attack to improve the battlefield situation in the regions.” defense”.

Russia has not commented on the counter-offensive operation, but satellite images taken on March 15 show thick black smoke above Kherson airport, where Ukrainian officials say Ukrainian forces attacked a military plane. Russia parked there.

Kherson Mayor Igor Kolykhaev said he had no authority to confirm Ukraine’s military activities, but heard shelling from the direction of the city’s airport.

The British Ministry of Defense on March 15 published an intelligence update, stating that the Russian military is mobilizing forces from many military regions across the country to compensate for the operation in Ukraine. Moscow has not yet commented on this information.

Russia launched a special military operation to “de-arm and de-fascist Ukraine” on February 24. Over the past three weeks, Russian forces have captured a number of important targets, repeatedly besieging Ukrainian troops in strategic cities, including the capital Kiev.

The United States and the West imposed many sanctions to pressure Russia, and pledged to transfer billions of dollars in weapons and economic aid to Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on March 16 that the special military operation in Ukraine was still going on as planned, affirming that it would accomplish its goals here and would not give in to the “conspiracy to gain global domination and control the world”. tear Russia apart” by the West.

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