Ukraine’s forces broke through the first line of defense of the Russians near Kherson, – South Operational Command

Ukraine said that Russian forces are backtracking in Kherson thanks to Ukraine’s counteroffensive maneuvers which are allowing troops to make gains in the region. Press office of Southern Defense Forces Nataliya Gumenyuk reported this.

The Kakhovka Operational Group of Troops took to Facebook on Monday, August 29 and wrote: “In the Kherson region, Russian troops have moved away from their positions, paratroopers are fleeing the battlefield.”

According to early reports from Ukraine, the country’s defence forces launched a counterattack on the right bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Region overnight and apparently managed to clear several settlements and reach the Kherson direction.

The operational headquarters of the Kakhovka military unit officially reports that the counterattack resulted in the 109th regiment of the “people’s militia” of the so-called “DPR” being knocked out of the defensive positions.

The news of the apparent breakthrough in the Kherson region comes after former Ukrainian MP Aleksei (Oleksiy) Kovalev (Kovalyov), who defected to Russia to become deputy head of agriculture in the occupied-Kherson government, was found dead on Sunday, August 28.

Differing reports suggest that the 33-year-old was either stabbed or shot. His wife was reportedly stabbed as in intensive care.

As reported Augusr 28, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a meeting with representatives of the defense and security sector.

The meeting was attended by the heads of the Armed Forces, intelligence agencies, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Security Service of Ukraine and other defense forces.

The participants of the meeting, which is classified as “secret,” heard information about the combat situation at the front, discussed other security and defense issues. Separately, they focused on the needs of the Ukrainian army and coordination with Ukraine’s international partners at various levels.


  1. “In the Kherson region, Russian troops have moved away from their positions, paratroopers are fleeing the battlefield.”

    Excellent news! Drive the cockroaches all the way to the Dnipro.

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  2. That is very good news. Even a small breakthrough could be enough to further rip open the rest of the cockroach defensive lines, especially if there aren’t reserves nearby to stop Ukraine’s advance, too little reserves or using reserves too slow or in the wrong fashion. Now, UA forces must continue onward to widen the gap and penetrate into the gaping wound.

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