The Ukrainian military forces have achieved a significant advancement in the front line near Verbovye, causing difficulties for the occupying forces. Russian forces have been forced back approximately 1 km towards the west. Vladimir Rogov, the governor of Zaporizhia region, has confirmed that at least four Ukrainian battalions, equipped with a considerable number of armored vehicles, have entered Russian positions. Russian military bloggers have reduced their activity in reporting the situation, while Russian public pages have been spreading false news about the chief of staff of the occupying forces being prepared to surrender. However, Ukrainian military correspondent Andrey Tsaplienko advises against trusting such disinformation, as the occupying forces have actually constructed new fortifications north of Tokmak.
Ukrainian forces are repelling the enemy on all fronts of the front line. In particular, an offensive operation is underway in the Melitopol and Bakhmut directions. On the Zaporizhzhia front, the enemy attempted to restore its lost position in the area of Robotino in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, but was unsuccessful. In particular, the armored vehicles of the Defense Forces were spotted in Verbovo near Tokmak.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) also have reached the outskirts of Novoprokopovka, and Russia has redeployed forces to Tokmak, according to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
- The UAF have achieved success near Ivanivske, Klishyivka, Oradivka, and Zaitseve in Donetsk Oblast.
- The enemy is deployed near the settlement of Tokmak. However, its command has not completed a multi-tiered defense in the south.
September 29, 2023.