J. V. Stalin

Order of the Day

August 22, 1944

Source : Works, Vol. 15
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1984
Transcription/HTML Markup : Salil Sen for MIA, 2009
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Order of the Day, addressed to Army-General Malinovsky, announces that troops of the Second Ukrainian Front, going over to the offensive, with the support of massed blows from artillery and aircraft, smashed the strong and deeply echeloned enemy defences north-west of Jassy and during three days offensive engagements, advanced up to 60 kilometres, expanding their breakthrough up to 120 kilometres along the front.

In the course of the offensive, the troops of the Second Ukrainian Front captured the powerful strongpoints in the enemy defences the towns of Jassy, Tyrgu-Frumos and Ungen, and captured in fighting more than 200 other populated places.

The Order mentions 105 commanders of troops artillerymen, tankmen, airmen, sappers and signallers whose units and formations have distinguished themselves.

A salute of 20 salvoes was fired from 224 Moscow guns.