Russian lawmaker calls to strike Zaporizhzhia region with nuclear weapons
Russian State Duma deputy and former deputy commander of the Southern Military District Andrey Gurulyov proposed to use nuclear weapons in de-occupied Robotyne
He said this on the air of Vladimir Solovyov's propaganda program, Vesti.az reports.
"They're all together there, it's perfectly simple. This is the end of the group's life. Further, the situation is even more ideal. Because in this situation, there is a complete lack of enemy reserves, and even with the forces we have, we can go forward and 'liberate' the Zaporizhzhia and quite possibly Dnipropetrovsk region and threaten and defeat the group fighting in Donetsk," he said.
The liberation of Robotyne
On August 21, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were successful near Robotyne and south of Mala Tokmachka in the Zaporizhzhia region.
On August 22, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces stated that the Ukrainian military had succeeded in the direction of Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region, and were consolidating the lines they had reached. At the same time, the Russian army is relocating its troops and using reserves.
Also on August 22, Ukrainian defenders of the 47th separate mechanized brigade entered the village of Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region, and organized the evacuation of civilians. Ukrainian Armed Forces soldier Viktor Burlyk reported that the Ukrainian army had entered Robotyne, but that Russian units were still on the outskirts.
On August 23, soldiers of the 47th Separate Mechanized Brigade raised a Ukrainian flag with Commander-in-chief Zaluzhnyi's signature in the village of Robotyne in the Melitopol direction.
Later, the Institute for the Study of War noted that the Ukrainian Defense Forces had made further tactically significant gains in the western part of Zaporizhzhia region, and were likely advancing through a complex array of Russian troops’ defensive positions.On August 28, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry confirmed liberation of Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia region.