Military experts: the counteroffensive in the Kherson region is progressing
The Donetsk region is so far the only region where Russian troops are still trying to carry out offensive operations.
The American Institute reports this for the Study of War.
Continuous Ukrainian attacks on Russian landline communications (GLOC) across the Dnieper in western Kherson Oblast seem to be having an increasing impact on Russian supplies on the right bank. Recent reports indicate food and water shortages in Russian-occupied Kherson and at least a temporary reduction in Russian artillery fire. In addition, low-quality units were defeated in some sections of the Russian front line, which allowed the Ukrainian troops to move forward, the experts of the institute say.
In the coming weeks, Ukrainian forces will likely retake most of western Kherson Oblast if they continue to interrupt Russian GLOCs and push forward. The Russians are trying to retreat to more secure positions as part of a controlled withdrawal to avoid the chaotic retreat that has characterized the collapse of Russian defences in the Kharkiv region.
Ukrainian troops continue to fortify their positions on the eastern bank of the Oskol River in the Kharkiv region, despite Russian efforts to contain them.
The Donetsk region is the only region where Russian troops are still trying to carry out offensive operations. According to ISW, there are sporadic reports of limited Ukrainian counterattacks but no evidence that Ukraine is preparing a large-scale counteroffensive in the area.