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Russian puppet leader in Zaporizhzhia destroys Kremlin psy-op, reporting on ‘tactical retreat’ from Robotyne

6 September, 2023 Wednesday
20:30

The head of the occupation administration of Zaporizhzhia region, Yevgeny Balitsky, has destroyed all the myths about the Russian army's greatness

Spokesman for the Ukrainian Volunteer Army South Serhiy Bratchuk said this on Espreso TV. 

"Robotyne, the enemy is fighting again, "liberating" again. But we see how Balitsky, who is still alive, the deputy governor of an unknown "Zaporizhzhia-Russian region," has set them up again. He said that there was a "tactical retreat". This is a new format of a goodwill gesture. The Russians have been holding such a PSYOP for a week, and Balitsky did it in one fell swoop. He said that's it, we have already left there, because there are ruins there," said Bratchuk.

According to him, one can indeed agree with the statement about "ruins."

"Indeed, we can agree with this, because the Russians are leaving behind scorched earth, but in any case, we will fight for it and move on," says the spokesman for the Ukrainian Volunteer Army South. 

It should be noted that on September 6, the Ukrainian Armed Forces announced their success south of Robotyne. According to the spokesperson for the General Staff, the Ukrainian military launched an offensive in the direction of Robotyne - Novoprokopivka. In addition, the Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to advance on the flanks of Bakhmut.

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 the Zaporizhzhia region.

On August 29, Natalia Humeniuk, the Operational Command South spokeswoman, said that invading Russian forces were retreating as Ukrainian troops broke through Russian enemy defense line in Zaporizhzhia region.

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