Ukraine Retakes Orlivka - Putin Addresses The Russian Nation

In a significant development on the eastern front, Ukrainian forces have successfully reclaimed control of the village of Orlivka, situated west of Avdiivka, from Russian troops. Despite this victory, the overall situation in the region remains challenging, as reported by Reuters.

Orlivka's liberation comes shortly after Russian forces seized the strategic town of Avdiivka in a prolonged offensive, advancing further along several areas of the front line. Ukrainian Army Chief Oleksandr Syrskyi highlighted the ongoing difficulties, particularly emphasizing the tense atmosphere around Avdiivka and Zaporizhzhia.

According to Syrskyi's Telegram statement, Russian assault units are actively engaged in offensive maneuvers across various fronts, aiming to capture key villages including Tonenke, Semenivka, Berdichi, and Krasnohorivka. Syrskyi also acknowledged certain deficiencies in situational awareness among some commanders, affecting defense resilience in specific areas.

To address these challenges, Syrskyi affirmed that measures have been taken to bolster ground forces, including the provision of additional ammunition, resources, and reinforcements.

In another development, the Ukrainian Air Force reported the downing of a Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber, marking another success in their aerial defense efforts. Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk expressed gratitude for the achievements of his subordinates, highlighting the crucial role of air superiority in achieving victories on land.

This recent victory adds to Ukraine's tally of downed Russian aircraft, with a total of five Su-34s and two Su-35s brought down since February 17. As the conflict in Eastern Europe persists, Ukrainian forces continue to demonstrate resilience and...

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