Ukrainian troops have established positions on the east bank of the Dnipro river, indicating weakening Russian defenses, amid expectations of a Ukrainian counter-offensive.
According to the Institute for Study of War, Ukrainian troops have established positions on the east bank of the Dnipro river, suggesting that Russia’s defensive positions may be weakening. The Ukrainian-held positions are located north of Oleshky, a town across the river from Kherson. Ukrainian forces have apparently maintained positions on the east bank, established stable supply lines, and are conducting sorties in the area. The institute cannot confirm the extent or intentions of the Ukrainian positions. Additionally, there are reports that Russia may not have control over some islands in the Kinka and Chaika rivers and some Dnipro delta islands. This comes as Ukraine prepares to launch a counter-offensive to push back on Russian positions and reclaim territory.