Russia announced that its troops had captured the Ukrainian town

Russia announced that its troops had captured the Ukrainian town of Robotine in the Zaporizhzhia region

Smoke from a shelling by Russian troops in the village of Robotine in the Zaporizhia region (Portal)

Russian troops entered the city and established themselves there robotin the southern Zaporizhia region, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Thursday.

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“The control images taken by a drone show how the attack groups, a motorized regiment from the Southern Military District, supported by battle tanks, penetrate the city and Get strong in one of Robotine's key buildings“The defense noted this on their Telegram channel.

The military statement emphasizes that the operation was carried out in a coordinated manner by various units of the armed forces.

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“Before the attack, our tank unit cleared a path through the minefields. After us, the infantry on board armored transports began to enter Robotine,” the report quoted a tank commander involved in the attack as saying.

Robotine is located 70 kilometers southeast of Zaporizhzhia, the capital of the region of the same name, which is controlled by the Kiev government.

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The city, which had a population of 480 in 2001, was captured by the Russian army on March 6, 2022, almost two weeks after Moscow began its military operation in Ukraine. On August 28 last year, Ukrainian troops recaptured Robotine.

This Wednesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that last week the Russian army expelled Ukrainian forces from the towns of Pobeda, Lastochkine and Severne in the region Donetskannexed 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.

The besieged village of Robotine (Portal)

On the other hand, the Ukrainian Air Force announced this Thursday that it would shoot down another aircraft in the east of the country Russian fighter-bomber Su-34, the eleventh so far this month, after two were destroyed this Tuesday.

“Today, February 29, is a date that only occurs once every four years, but for the Russians it is already a familiar day due to the loss of another aircraft. One less Su-34 in the East!“Air Force commander Mikola Oleschuk said in Telegram. “Victory on earth is forged in heaven.”he added.

On Tuesday, Ukrainian forces had already destroyed two Su-34s within 24 hours and also shot down two Su-35s during the month of February. Russia uses these fighters to attack Ukrainian positions from the air and to facilitate the work of its ground troops.

In addition, Ukraine reached this February 23rd a Russian A-50 spy plane over the Sea of ​​Azov, a very important aircraft for Russia, which, thanks to its long-range radar, detects air defense systems and coordinates targets for the Russian Air Forces.

(With information from EFE)