Kyiv has almost all Russian supply routes in occupied southern Ukraine under fire control, a military spokesman said.
Ukraine’s military said its artillery hit a Russian ammunition depot near a key bridge to the south on Friday, and added that it is now capable of hitting nearly all of Moscow’s supply lines. in the occupied area.
The military said the attack killed 11 Russian soldiers in a depot in the village of Vesele, about 80 miles (130 km) down the vast Dnieper River from Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant occupied by Russia.
There was no immediate comment from Russian authorities on the report of the attack in Kherson province, or the intended range of Ukraine. Reuters could not independently confirm the reports.
Natalia Humeniuk, a spokeswoman for Ukraine’s Southern Military Command, said Ukraine nearly all of Russia’s southern supply routes are under “fire control”, meaning Ukraine could Attack them with arbitrary ranged weapons.
“Our forces are controlling the situation in the south, despite the enemy’s attempts to bring in reservists even though most of their transport and logistics routes have been hit or are under control. our firepower,” she added in a national broadcast.
Vesele – near the Kakhovskyi bridge, just a few meters from a major dam – is a key crossing point that Ukraine has attacked to try to weaken Moscow’s grip on a piece of land it holds on the west bank. Dnieper.
Ukraine says it can hit dozens of Russian ammunition depots thanks to the West’s supply of long-range multi-role missile systems, such as the US-supplied HIMARS.
Kyiv hopes that by purchasing new missiles capable of hitting Russia’s logistics deep behind the front lines, it can turn the tide of the conflict in the coming weeks.
Satellite images released on Thursday showing devastation at an airbase deep in Crimea annexed by Russia, hit on Tuesday which appeared to be some form of attack, although Kyiv has not claimed responsibility or explained how.
The base, on Crimea’s southwestern coast, is out of range of advanced US missiles that Ukraine deployed last month, but within range of more powerful versions that Kyiv has demanded from the North. West.