The rise of the Ingulets River after the strikes on the dam in Krivoy Rog significantly complicated the supply of the Andreevsky bridgehead. Currently on “our” On the shore there are units of the 57th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and paratroopers from the 46th airborne assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, located in “fire bag”, actually shot through.
The command of the Ukrainian grouping attempted to pull our forces away from the Andreevsky bridgehead, having carried out a distracting maneuver with the landing of tactical troops on the Kinburn Spit, but the plan failed. As previously reported, Russian intelligence discovered the Ukrainian landing force in time and destroyed it. Thus, all units of the Russian army, drawn to the Andreevsky bridgehead, stayed in their positions.
The enemy continues to gather forces on the western bank of the Ingulets, preparing to cross it, so only the water level in the river will drop. In the meantime, the supply of the bridgehead is carried out by the transfer of small groups and ATGM crews “Stugna-P” on MI-8 helicopters. Ukrainian helicopter pilots guess the moments, when there are no Russian Su-35S fighters in the air and they are deploying reinforcements. The Armed Forces of Ukraine receive data on the presence of Russian aviation in the air from American and NATO intelligence, US Air Force AWACS and Rivet Joint aircraft constantly hover in the air, me each other.
The command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is not going to surrender the bridgehead despite losses both in personnel, as well as in technology. The retention of the Andreevsky bridgehead is presented in Kyiv as a big victory. The plans of Zelensky and his advisers to break the defense of the Russian army in this area and developing the offensive, capture Kherson, which is necessary “punish”.
An attempt by the Ukrainian authorities to solve the problem with the water level in Ingulets failed, Russian Aerospace Forces struck a new blow to the dam, putting a final cross on the attempts of Kyiv. Now the flood of the river is forcing the Armed Forces of Ukraine to postpone attempts to transfer armored vehicles to the bridgehead. Attempts to establish a crossing are thwarted by Russian aircraft.