Russia announced that its troops seized the Ukrainian city of Robotyne

The operation to seize Robotyne, the military statement highlights, was carried out in a coordinated manner by various units of the Armed Forces.

View from an armed tank advancing on a dirt road, near Robotyne.
View from an armored tank advancing on a dirt road, near Robotyne.

Russian troops have entered and established themselves in the town of Robotyne, in the southern region of Zaporizhzhia, the Russian Defense Ministry reported this Thursday.

“In the control images captured by a drone, you can see how the assault groups, a motorized regiment of the Southern Military District, supported by battle tanks, enter the town and establish themselves in one of the key buildings in Robotyne,” the Defense Ministry said in his Telegram channel.

The operation, the military statement highlights, was carried out in a coordinated manner by various units of the Armed Forces.

“Before the assault, our tank unit cleared a path through the minefields. After us, the infantry aboard armored transports began to enter Robotyne,” the report quotes a tank commander who participated in the attack.

Robotyne is located 70 kilometers southeast of Zaporizhzhia, the capital of the homonymous region, controlled by the kyiv government.

The town, that had 480 inhabitants in 2001, was captured by the Russian Army on March 6, 2022, almost two weeks after Moscow launched its military campaign in Ukraine. On August 28 of last year, Ukrainian troops recaptured Robotyne.

This Wednesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu declared that in the last week the Russian Army expelled Ukrainian forces from the towns of Pobeda, Lastochkyne and Severne in the Donetsk region, annexed by Moscow in September 2022 along with the Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions.

The spokesman for the Ukrainian military group ‘Tavria’, Dmitro Likhovi, previously confirmed the withdrawal of Kiev forces from the villages of Stepove and Severne, where, according to him, about a hundred people lived before the war.

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