1. In Oleshky, near Kherson, detonates a warehouse with ammunition belonging to the Russian occupiers. Here, the equipment of the occupiers was destroyed, and detonations could be heard. Oleshky city mayor Yevhen Ryschuk said: “Allowance of ammunition has been detonating near the industrial zone for 30 minutes.” On August 29, the operational group “Kakhovka” reported that Ukrainian defenders destroyed almost all large bridges near Kherson and broke through the first line of “defense” of Russian troops in the Kherson region. (Source: Telegram).
2. GUR: 40 percent of Russian military equipment equipped with the Third Army Corps is not combat-ready. The representative of the military intelligence of Ukraine, Vadym Skibitsky, said: “The story with the Third Army Corps will drag on until November. The problem is human resources. Staffing with specialists. It takes 3-4 months to train a normal specialist. Also, the problem is equipping with equipment and weapons. All the latest equipment was in service of those battalion-tactical groups that entered our territory in February-March. Now we see that all units being formed are still equipped with Soviet-style weapons, which are removed from storage bases and arsenals and entered into the troops. The equipment needs to be repaired and brought okay”. Investigators believe Russia transferred the recently formed 3rd Army Corps to the front. (Source: Telegram).
3. In 3 days, two Bayraktar drones destroyed and damaged $28.35 million worth of Russian military equipment. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valery Zaluzhny, clarified: “These are 8 T-72 tanks (estimated cost of one is $3 million), one AKACIA self-propelled gun ($1.6 million), BMP ($0.6 million) and howitzers ($0.3 million)”. In addition, drones damaged five T-72 tanks and one BMP (cost $1.85 million). “Effective Turkish Bayraktars in the skillful hands of our soldiers are a powerful weapon! One of the devices is help from friendly Lithuania,” concluded Zaluzhny. (Source: Facebook).
1. ISW: Russia is trying to present the Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Kherson region as an instant defeat, deliberate obfuscation of reality. The report states: “Complex counteroffensives cannot be resolved in a day or several days, and Russia’s presentation of Ukraine’s immediate defeat due to Ukraine’s lack of permanent claims to territorial acquisitions is a deliberate obfuscation of reality.” Russian and puppet officials are strengthening their positions on the Ukrainian counteroffensive, arguing that it will weaken the Ukrainian military. At the same time, Russian bloggers increased the spread of false information narratives about the September 1-2 counteroffensive, as the information space surrounding the success and pace of the Ukrainian counteroffensive remained vague. The Russians will likely continue to spread these narratives to exploit Ukraine’s operational silence. Russian forces continued to strike Ukrainian rear areas along the GLOC ground lines of communication. They may have strengthened the southern axis by redeploying equipment from Russian back areas in Donbas and Crimea. (Source: ISW).
2. UK Intelligence: The actions of the Ukrainian military in the Kherson region became a sure tactical surprise for the enemy. The Russian command will soon have to choose where to throw the reserves. The Armed Forces began counteroffensive actions at noon on Monday, August 29. “One of the elements of this offensive is the continued advance on a wide front west of the Dnieper, focusing on three directions within the Russian-occupied part of the Kherson region. In this operation, the immediate tasks are limited. Still, the Ukrainian forces seem to have achieved a certain tactical surprise, taking advantage of the shortcomings of logistics and management and command in the Russian army,” the review says. As the fighting also continues in the Donbas and Kharkiv area, intelligence notes, “the key decision for the Russian command in the coming days will be where to direct the operational reserves that they can collect.” In the review for the previous day, it was said that the Russian military-strategic exercises could not ensure the ability of the Russian army to conduct large-scale, complex operations – judging by how the events in the Russian-Ukrainian war are developing. (Source: UP).
Economy, Social life, and Culture
1. On the afternoon of September 3, in the historical part of Chernihiv, a military weapon went off at the exhibition, resulting in three children being injured. The head of the Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, Vyacheslav Chaus, said: “I cannot help but react to the tragedy that happened today in the historic center of the city. At the event, which included an interactive activity for children, for some reason, there was also an exhibition with combat weapons, which worked. Three children were injured “. A 2-year-old boy is in serious condition. Chaus promised that the guilty would be punished. An extraordinary event occurred near the regional art museum named after Galagana, on Vala. The explosion happened around 1:30 p.m. It was an anti-tank projectile that hit the roof of one of the private houses, a new building, in this neighborhood. The authorities did not issue official permits for this event nor received any notifications about it. Three minor children and two adults are among the injured. A 10-year-old boy was holding an RPG and pulled the trigger, causing the weapon to go off. The boy was stunned. Now he is with his mother and 12-year-old brother in the trauma center. Doctors are examining them. Regional police spokeswoman Nataliya Slabenyak reported that the SBI would investigate the case. (Source: UP).