According to official statements released on Wednesday, the Ukrainian military is making a gradual push in the south while being ready to receive a massive shipment of 1,700 drones for strike and reconnaissance purposes.

Hanna Maliar, Ukraine’s Deputy Defence Minister, highlighted the country’s advancements toward the southern cities of Melitopol and Berdyansk, which are presently occupied.

Russia’s large-scale incursion into Ukraine in February 2022 resulted in their control over considerable territory in the southern and eastern parts of the country. Ukraine’s counteroffensive to regain this territory began in the summer, albeit progress has been relatively slow due to the deeply entrenched Russian positions.

Maliar also pointed out Ukrainian military “successes” in the southeast, specifically near the village of Staromayorske, part of the Donetsk region that Ukrainian forces recaptured earlier this summer.

She stated, “Battles continue near…