The Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) are steadily advancing in the southern regions and are poised to assert fire control over the crucial “land corridor to Crimea,” according to Kyiv officials. 

As a result, the Russian military is facing the imminent loss of vital strategic strongholds, Mykhailo Podolyak, an advisor to the head of the Office of the President, wrote in an X (Twitter) post.

“The bottom line: Russian defense lines are beginning to crumble. The Ukrainian army is advancing southward with some success, coming one step closer to taking fire control of the ‘land corridor to #Crimea,’” Podolyak said.

“The stakes are already clear: all Russian supply lines, including railroads, are at stake. This means one thing: the Russian army is on the verge of losing its strategic positions,” he added.

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He predicted an uptick in diplomatic overtures from Russian officials, possibly even demands for immediate ceasefires or arms embargoes. 

Simultaneously, according to Podolyak, Russian propaganda might intensify efforts to undermine Ukraine’s morale, aiming to instill a sense of hopelessness among the Ukrainian populace.

“Therefore, we can predict a doubling of calls for negotiations in the near future (to immediately stop the supply of weapons) and twice as many attempts to demoralize Ukraine by third parties to make Ukrainians lose faith in their abilities. Meanwhile... the Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to regain what belongs to them," he predicted.

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A renewed assault by Russian forces in the direction of Zaporizhzhia was successfully resisted by Ukrainian troops who destroyed large amounts of enemy equipment in the process.

Elsewhere, Ukraine carried out a successful drone attack on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in occupied Crimea on Friday, killing and wounding “several dozen” Russian servicemen and damaging ammunition dumps and storage facilities, Kyiv Post has been told.

Several explosions were reported on social media at a military base near the village of Perevalne, Simferopol after what is believed to be Ukraine’s largest drone attack to date.

Russian sources reported a near-swarm of Ukrainian drones launched towards Crimea overnight Aug 24-25. Russian officials tried to play down the attack and Kremlin information platforms claimed 42 aircraft were shot down and Russian facilities and personnel were not hurt.

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But according to Kyiv Post sources in the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), a special military counterintelligence operation of the SBU and Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) targeted the 126th brigade of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

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Ardiana
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A lot of people don't realize, but Ukraine doesn't have to take Melitopol to cut the land bridge. They don't even have to take Tokmak, where the main defense line is. All they have to do is siege it and put it under fire control and life for Russians in Crimea and Kherson becomes untenable.

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Tom
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I have written to Biden many times regarding his foot dragging providing weapons to Ukraine in a timely manner. Why he took so long to do the right thing I do not know as it was clearly to me, just an average person, that we needed to give Ukraine what ever was needed in a timely manner. I am really so sorry it took so long for Biden to remove his head from his ass and get moving. I am so sorry for the needless deaths of Ukrainians caused by foot dragging by other nations and most of all by the USA. I am 80 years old and I know in my lifetime the Russians have always been nothing more than barbarians with Nukes. They will not stop until they are forced too. It is time the entire world wake up to that fact and remove their ability to attack others.
Glory to the brave Ukrainian people.

Dave
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@Tom, Amen!

steve
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@Dave, Son of a SAC B52 pilot here! Amen X 2

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