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Ukrainian Troops Cross Dnipro River in Counter-Offensive

In an ongoing counter-offensive effort to sever Moscow’s land corridor to the annexed Crimean Peninsula, Ukrainian troops have reportedly crossed onto the Russian-occupied eastern bank of the Dnipro River. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported shelling in the southern Kherson region near Pishchanivka village, situated 3 km east of the river, but did not confirm the presence of Ukrainian troops in the area.

The US-based Institute for the Study of War (ISW) stated that Ukrainian troops had advanced up to 4 km east of the Dnipro River, citing Russian sources. Geolocated footage supported these claims, showing Ukrainian forces north of Pishchanivka and advancing into the village of Poyma. Russian military blogger WarGonzo suggested that Ukrainian units fighting on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River had received training in the UK.

The Russian Defence Ministry appeared to confirm Ukrainian operations in the area, stating that Russian troops had “suppressed the activity” of Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups in Poyma and the nearby village of Pidstepne.