Ukrainian forces have made their largest breakthrough since the beginning of the war in Russia’s newly annexed regions.
Ukrainian troops have punched through Russia’s front and have advanced along the Dnipro River in Kherson which now threatens to once again “surround” thousands of Russian troops.
Troops have rapidly advanced along the west bank of the Dnipro River and are liberating many towns as they are making their advance to retake the annexed regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson.
Ukrainian forces are successfully cutting Russian supply lines cutting off supplies for Moscow’s 25,000 troops.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said his forces are retaking back towns in many areas, adding, “New population centres have been liberated in several regions.
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“Heavy fighting is going on in several sectors of the front.”
Celeste Wallander, US assistant secretary of defence for international security affairs said that Ukraine appears to be on track to achieve a few battlefield objectives.
She told a Washington think-tank, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, “Ukraine seems to be on track to achieve in all three of those objectives right now.”
A specialist Russian division which is dedicated to maintaining nuclear weapons was spotted on the move and military analysts have concerns this could be a sign of an escalation in Ukraine.
On Monday NATO has also warned the Belgorod which is a Russian nuclear submarine has left it’s base in the White Sea in the Arctic Circle which is capable of carrying the Poseidon doomsday weapon.
The Poseidon is a specially designed underwater drone which is capable of creating a 1,600ft nuclear tsunami which would wipe away coastal cities.
Military analyst Konrad Musyka warned the deployment of these units could signal the start of an escalation of, which could be a precursor to large scale nuclear exercises.
Muzyka said the train is part of a unit which operates a dozen central storage facilities for nuclear and tactical low-yield weapons.
Following the signing of the decree in the Kremlin making the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine were formally announced as part of the Russian Federation on Friday.
The former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov noted that Putin insisted that he will defend the new Russian Federation sovereign territories with “all means” required, which is a further threat to use nuclear weapons.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has also warned that any region which is annexed by Moscow will come “under full protection,” meaning an attack on those areas is an attack on Russian soil.