In the previous six months, the invaders had taken virtually no new territory since the occupation in 2014. Now the armed forces of the Russian Federation are forced to flee home because the Ukrainian militants have launched a counteroffensive not only in the Kherson direction.
In the period from 6 to 7 September, the Russian Federation lost the city in the central part of the Donetsk region — Avdeevka. The fighting for this place was brutal and prolonged. But on September 6, the Ukrainian military managed to push back the occupiers. From Avdeevka to Donetsk, occupied in 2014, no more than 37 km.
Also, the general staff of the armed forces of Ukraine reported that the offensive actions of Putin’s soldiers in the districts of Soledar, Zaytsevo, and Maiorsk ended in losses and the escape of personnel. However, the occupying forces continue to destroy Ukrainian cities with missiles and heavy artillery.
The counteroffensive of the Ukrainians in the Kharkiv region also surprised the Russian soldiers. In the last 24 hours, the Ukrainian armed forces first liberated the village of Bayrak, and then the important city in the military advance, Balakliya. According to the Institute of War Studies, Ukraine, in a few days, was able to recover 400 km2 of territory in the Kharkiv region.
The Ukrainian armed forces reported that the liberation of these territories led to the occupation of the cauldron. The Russians have a choice: lay down arms or die.