Ukrainian forces are prepared for Russian attempts to hinder counteroffensive in south – Captain Prozapas
Ukrainian Armed Forces Captain Valeriy Prozapas mentioned that the invading Russian forces were attempting to obstruct Ukraine's advance to the south. Despite the defenders are ready for this challenge, they require more resources on the eastern front
Captain Valeriy Prozapas stated this on Espreso TV.
The Armed Forces are actively advancing and engaging in combat operations across the entire front. However, their primary strategic objective remains the south, specifically the Crimean "land corridor." Russian forces are making efforts to disrupt this advance, and the Ukrainian Armed Forces are fully prepared. The key concern is whether there will be sufficient resources to maintain both the eastern defense and the southern advance, as emphasized by Captain Prozapas.
Captain Prozapas stated: "The Ukrainian Armed Forces, along with Ukrainian authorities and allies, understand perfectly what has to be done. To execute these simultaneous operations, Ukraine requires additional resources."
An additional point of concern is the size of the Russian forces.
"The Russian Federation unquestionably possesses a considerable number of personnel, but they have had to seek assistance from North Korea for weaponry. Therefore, it is hoped that in the coming months, they won't be able to conduct both an offensive in the east and a defensive operation in the south concurrently. The task for the Ukrainian Armed Forces remains the same: we must push them back," summarized Captain Prozapas.
- The Ukrainian army's strategic objective is to reach the coast of the Sea of Azov, which would allow them to sever the communication and supply lines between occupied eastern Ukraine and Crimea. The liberation of Melitopol represents a significant step toward achieving this goal. Currently, Ukraine is making substantial progress in the Tokmak direction, with the front line moving further south, closer to the primary Russian defensive line.
- On October 8, conditions for the de-occupation of Tokmak were outlined by a Ukrainian official. The enemy has recognized that losing Tokmak and subsequently having the Ukrainian Armed Forces advancing toward Mariupol and Berdyansk signifies a significant setback in the conflict.
- On October 11, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy affirmed that Ukraine continues its gradual advance despite Russian aggression and attempted offensives.