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Ukrainian Armed Forces destroy Russian headquarters in Melitopol and 2 command posts – General Staff report

Thursday, 17 November 2022, 06:14
Ukrainian Armed Forces destroy Russian headquarters in Melitopol and 2 command posts – General Staff report

Over the course of the past 24 hours, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have repelled Russian attacks in the vicinity of seven cities, towns and villages in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and have struck critical Russian military targets, destroying a headquarters and two command posts.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 06:00 on 17 November

Details: Over the course of the past 24 hours, Ukraine’s defence forces have repelled Russian attacks in the vicinity of Stelmakhivka and Bilohorivka (Luhansk Oblast), and Verkhnokamianske, Soledar, Nevelske, Marinka and Pervomaiske (Donetsk Oblast).

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Russian forces have continued to fire on the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and on civilian settlements in the vicinity of the line of contact.

They have carried out 4 airstrikes and 6 missile strikes, as well as more than 40 attacks using multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS). Russian missiles have also targeted civilian infrastructure in the city of Zaporizhzhia.

There were no changes on the Volyn and Polissia fronts. There is an ongoing threat of missile and air strikes on Ukraine from the territory of Belarus.

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Russian forces continued to fire on military and civilian targets:

  • On the Slobozhanshchyna front: Russian forces deployed mortars and tubed artillery to fire on areas in and around Starytsia and Ambarne (Kharkiv Oblast);
  • On the Kupiansk and Lyman fronts: Russian forces deployed tank guns and various types of artillery to fire on areas in and around Kupiansk, Kyslivka, Krokhmalne, Berestove, Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Makiivka and Ploshchanka;
  • On the Bakhmut front: the Russians deployed tank guns and all types of artillery at their disposal to fire on areas in and around Serebrianka, Spirne, Rozdolivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Zelenopillia, Andriivka, Kurdiumivka and Ozarianivka;
  • On the Avdiivka front: the Russians deployed tank guns, mortars and tubed and rocket artillery to fire on areas in the vicinity of Niu-York, Krasnohorivka, Kamianka, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Nevelske and Marinka;
  • On the Novopavlivka front: the Russians fired on areas in and around Vuhledar, Bohoiavlenka, Prechystivka and Vremivka using various types of artillery;
  • On the Zaporizhzhia front: Russian forces fired on areas in and around Huliaipilske, Novoandriivka and Shcherbaky using tanks and artillery of various calibres;
  • On the Kherson front: Zelenivka, Chornobaivka and Kherson came under Russian fire.

Nikopol and Chervonohryhorivka (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast) also came under Russian fire.

Russian forces are continuing to suffer losses in Ukraine. The General Staff has confirmed that on 15 November, the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed the headquarters of a Russian unit in Melitopol (Zaporizhzhia Oblast).

Ukraine’s defence forces also destroyed two Russian ammunition storage points, two BM-21 Grad multiple-launch rocket systems and an S-300 missile system in the vicinity of Kinski Rozdory, Vladivka and Blahovishchenka (Zaporizhzhia Oblast). Around 100 Russian military personnel were killed or sustained injuries.

Russian forces have intensified filtration measures in the Kakhovka district following a successful attack by Ukraine’s defence forces on the positions of Russian troops. The Russians are planting mines around infrastructure facilities in the city of Kakhovka and systematically destroying mobile phone towers.

According to the information obtained by the General Staff, in the city of Enerhodar (Zaporizhzhia Oblast), all textbooks on Ukrainian history have been confiscated and will be destroyed.

At the request of the self-proclaimed authorities on the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk Oblast, the cities of Horlivka and Mariupol have been issued "honorary titles" by decree of the president of the Russian Federation.

Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian aircraft carried out airstrikes on two Russian anti-aircraft missile systems.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Rocket Forces and Artillery struck 2 Russian command posts, 6 clusters of Russian military personnel, weapons and equipment, 3 ammunition storage points and 3 other critical military targets.

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