As of August 3, the Russian invaders are trying to hold their ground in the south of Ukraine, also preparing a counteroffensive effort to advance to the administrative border of Kherson region.
That’s according to Vladyslav Nazarov, a spokesman for Operational Command South, Ukrinform reports.
“The enemy is creating a strike group in the Kryvyi Rih direction, aiming to prevent the breakthrough of our troops, planning counteroffensive actions to reach the administrative border of Kherson region. They attacked Mykolaiv three times this night: twice – with Smerch MLR systems, and before dawn – with S300 anti-aircraft missile systems,” Nazarov noted.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine also inflicted losses on the enemy: 19 invaders were eliminated, a mobile satellite communication station, an anti-tank missile complex, two vehicles, including an armored one, and two field ammunition depots in Chornobayivka and Beryslav were destroyed.
In the Black Sea, an enemy naval grouping, which includes 13 warships and cutters, two surface ships and three large landing craft, is ready for missile attacks on Ukraine.
Meanwhile, in Odesa, enemy assets continue to “spread fakes about the placement of military units, including heavy weapons, near civilian and cultural infrastructure of the regional center and other settlements, and destabilize the situation by claiming threats to the critical infrastructure,” concluded the spokesperson.
As reported earlier, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Supreme Commander-in-Chief are planning an operation to liberate Kherson region, which will lead to a reduction in strikes at Mykolaiv.