ISW analysts report significant Russian losses on Dnipro delta island
The Russian army has suffered significant losses due to insufficient support on one of the islands in the Dnipro River delta, located in the Kherson region
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported the information.
According to analysts, the losses caused outrage against the Russian military command. It is reported that the occupying army’s commanders allegedly ignore the complaints of the personnel about heavy losses and difficult conditions.
A company commander of the Russian army tried to evacuate his unit from the island, but senior commanders stopped the evacuation, sent the commander away, and dismissed two other commanders who supported the withdrawal.
Other Russian army officers criticized the high command for failing to take responsibility during the evacuation. The Russian information space had previously criticized the military command for similar failures in the battles near the Antonivsky Bridge.
On August 7, the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine announced that its special forces had destroyed a Russian army missile unit during an operation on the temporarily occupied left bank of the Dnipro River, Kherson region.
On August 9, in a regular report, ISW analysts noted that several Russian military bloggers reported that Ukrainian forces had landed up to 7 boats, each carrying about 6 to 7 people, on the eastern bank of the Dnipro river near the village of Kozachi Laheri. The alleged operation was said to have penetrated the defense lines to a depth of 800 meters. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense denied this information.