In the liberated settlements in the Kherson region, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are carrying out stabilization measures. The Russians are improving the fortification equipment of the defensive lines on the left bank of the Dnieper and are trying to retain the temporarily captured territories. They are also conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut, Avdi and Novopavlov directions. This is stated in a message of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“During the past 24 hours, units of the Defense Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of the villages of Masyutivka and Orlyanka in the Kharkiv region; Novoselivske, Myasozharovka, Makeevka and Bilogovka in Luhansk region and Soledar, Bakhmut, Krasnogorovka, Verkhnokamianske, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Maryinka and Pavlivka in Donetsk region. The enemy does not stop shelling the units of the Defense Forces along the entire line of contact, conducts aerial reconnaissance. It continues to strike critical infrastructure and civilian homes in violation of international humanitarian law, the laws and customs of war. Over the past 24 hours, the enemy launched 4 rocket and 23 air strikes, and launched more than 70 strikes with rocket launcher systems. More than 25 settlements in Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Vinnytsia, Zaporozhye, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions were hit.– reported from the General Staff.
They added that in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk region, relations between mobilized servicemen and fighters from the occupied territory of Ichkeria remain tense.
“Yes, another shootout in the city of Makeevka, Donetsk region resulted in the injury of 3 people. It has been confirmed that the defense forces destroyed the concentration area of the occupiers in Zaporozhye region on November 10 this year. As a result, the enemy lost more than 100 wounded.”the message says.
During the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian aviation has carried out 16 strikes on the enemy. 13 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment were hit, as well as 3 positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.
“During the past 24 hours, our soldiers shot down at least one enemy UAV “Orlan”. The units of the missile troops and artillery of the Defense Forces struck 2 checkpoints, 9 areas of concentration of manpower, armaments and military equipment and 2 other important military objects of the occupiers.– reported from the General Staff.
Operational command “South” announced that the situation in the Tavri operational area is tense, but under control.
“The defense forces are continuing the measures for the de-occupation of settlements in the Kherson direction. In the course of successful offensive actions, advanced units of our troops reached the right bank of the Dnieper. Measures to establish and destroy the enemy in a number of settlements continue. Work also began in the regional center. Meanwhile, the enemy continues to terrorize the rear areas and the civilian population. During the day, “Gradi”, “Hurricanes” and heavy artillery attacked Mirovska and Marganetska municipalities of Nikopol region. About 70 shells were fired at populated areas and open areas. 2 civilians were injured. From the Kinburn spit, the enemy hit the Kutsurub municipality in Mykolaiv region with “Graduška”. No human losses”— reported in the command.
They also added that as a result of accurate strikes by the defense forces on the headquarters of the Russian occupation troops in the village of Chervoni Mayak, Kherson region, more than 30 occupiers were killed, 2 tanks and 4 trucks were destroyed.
The US Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported that some Russian troops apparently still remained on the right bank of the Dnieper, but it was impossible to determine their exact numbers. Most likely they are trying to retreat while the Ukrainian army advances, but there is also the possibility that some Russians intend to conduct guerrilla actions in small groups.
ISW experts now define the entire western part of Kherson region as territories controlled by Ukraine. They explain this with their confidence that the Russians “deprived themselves of the opportunity to hold the territory on the right bank of the Dnieper.”
As “FACTS” wrote, the Russians retreated from Kherson, robbing local residents and destroying critical infrastructure.
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