Saturday is the 626th day of Russia’s war against Ukraine. New news from the fighting on the eastern bank of the Dnieper in the Kherson Oblast. According to Russian military bloggers, Kiev’s troops would be able to capture the north of Velykyi Potemkin island and also gain a new foothold north of Holya Prystani. Moreover, Russian sources confirm that the Ukrainians started moving armored vehicles across the Dnieper near the bridgehead in Krynki. Follow Wirtualna Polska’s live coverage.
- There are still serious battles under Avidivka in the Donetsk Oblast. Their course The recording illustrates it perfectlyin which we see a Russian armored column being decimated by Ukrainian soldiers.
The celebration of the Polish National Independence Day in Lviv began on Saturday with a solemn holy mass in the Latin cathedral. Then the participants went to the Cemetery of the Defenders of Lviv, also known as the Cemetery of the Lviv Eaglets. While laying wreaths on the main board with the inscription “Here lies a Polish soldier who died for the homeland”, an anti-aircraft alarm sounded.
Ukrainian Stuga-P anti-tank missile hits Russian T-90 tank. Location unknown.
The Russian soldier was unlucky. He didn’t have time to escape. Recording from Avdiivka.
Ukrainians destroyed two Russian electronic warfare systems near Avidivka in the Donetsk Oblast.
On Saturday, on the first anniversary of the liberation of Kherson from Russian occupation by the Ukrainian army, Russian artillery shelled the city center, the Kherson district prosecutor’s office reported on Telegram.
In the city, single-family and multi-story houses, farm buildings and cars were damaged by shelling. There is no information about the victims for now, the prosecutor’s office said.
The Ukrinform agency reported that during the last 24 hours the invaders fired almost 700 missiles into the Kherson Oblast, leaving two dead and eight wounded.
Germany will double its aid to Ukraine next year. They will allocate EUR 8 billion for it – “Bild” reported, citing sources in the German Ministry of National Defense.
“Ukraine and Poland. Together we are at least twice as strong! Long live free Poland! Long live free Ukraine!” – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on Saturday on the X platform.
The President of Ukraine attached a video of a video call with President Andrzej Duda to the entry.
Ukrainian marines are also expanding their bridgehead around the town of Krynki (Khersonsk Oblast) on the eastern bank of the Dnieper. Russian sources confirm that the Ukrainians are transporting more armored vehicles across the river there.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces are establishing further bridgeheads on the eastern bank of the Dnieper in the Kherson Oblast. According to Russian military bloggers, Kiev’s troops would be able to capture the northern part of the Velyky Potemkin island. In addition, they managed to capture a bridgehead located east of Belogrudowo and north of Holej Prystani.
A Russian armored column was defeated near Avdiivka by soldiers from the 31st Mechanized Brigade of the SZU.
The Russian army on the coast of the Sea of Azov has no peace. There were further reports of explosions at its bases, which could be heard in the morning.
“It was noisy in the area of Berdyansk (Zaporizhia Oblast – ed.) and Genichesk (Khersonsk Oblast – ed.), where the enemy is trying to hide equipment and personnel in the deep rear” – says Ivan Fedorov, the mayor of Melitopol in the Zaporizhia Oblast, loyal to Kiev.
Ukrainian kamikaze drones strike Russian trench lines. Location unknown.
Gen. Valery Zaluzhny, commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, published a recording on the occasion of the anniversary of the liberation of Kherson.
The accident on the tracks in Russia is an operation of the Ukrainian military intelligence, reports Ukrainian Channel 24, citing its sources. – The aim of this operation was to complicate the military logistics of Russian troops in this area – sources told the station.
A freight train derailed in the Ryazan Oblast in Russia this morning. 19 wagons fell off the tracks. Local residents claim that they heard a loud explosion earlier, which may confirm the reports of the Moscow Railway about the “participation of unauthorized persons”, or to put it bluntly – sabotage.
Alarm sirens sounded across Ukraine. This is related to the launch of the Russian MiG-31K.
Ukraine always returns, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday, on the first anniversary of the liberation of Kherson from Russian occupation. He assured that “Ukraine does not forget about its cities and villages that are occupied by the enemy.”
“Today we celebrate the first anniversary of the liberation of Kherson from Russian occupation. It is a hero city. A symbol city. The city of our people who did not submit to enemy forces through their resistance were an inspiration for us and for the whole world,” Zelensky said in a speech published on Saturday on website X (formerly Twitter).
SBU officers boast about their achievements near Avdiivka. Within a week, special units of this formation were to destroy, among others, 16 tanks, 28 armored vehicles and three ammunition magazines.
The British Ministry of Defense reminds that last week, the deputy head of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, wrote an article on the history of Russian-Polish relations. “He accused Poland of pursuing an aggressive revisionist ‘Russophobic’ policy, warning that this could lead to the destruction of Polish statehood and threatening that Russia and Belarus would be able to provide an appropriate military response if necessary,” the statement said.
According to the British, the use of history by the Russian leadership is intensifying with the aim of instilling “anti-Western views in Russian society and intimidating its direct Western neighbors.”