War in Ukraine: Is the counter-offensive making progress?

War in Ukraine: Is the counter-offensive making progress?

Sep 17, 2023 by BBC News - World

Key Facts

  • We've assessed how far Ukrainian forces have really progressed, and what signs there are of further breakthroughs along the frontline.
  • Striking out in this direction towards the Sea of Azov, if successful, could cut off Russia's supply lines that connect the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don to Crimea.
  • Media caption, Ukraine: First British Challenger 2 tank destroyed These will only be able to push forward in numbers once a sufficiently wide path has been cleared through the minefields and when Russian artillery there has been subdued.
  • We've geolocated a Russian drone video which backs up reports that its elite airborne forces, the VDV, have deployed close to the town of Verbove - a move aimed at plugging any gaps created by Ukraine's counter-offensive.

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