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Total of 46 combat clashes occur at front, Russians storm 4 fronts – General Staff report

Monday, 20 November 2023, 06:56
Total of 46 combat clashes occur at front, Russians storm 4 fronts – General Staff report
UKRAINIAN DEFENDERS. PHOTO: COMMAND OF THE JOINT FORCES OF THE UKRAINE'S ARMED FORCES

The Russian occupiers have conducted assault operations on four fronts, and a total of 46 combat clashes have taken place at the front during the past day.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 06:00 on 20 November

Details: Forty-six combat clashes have taken place over the past 24 hours.

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Russian forces launched one missile strike and 17 airstrikes and conducted 94 attacks from multiple-launch rocket systems on the positions of Ukrainian troops and populated areas.

The Russians conducted airstrikes on Petropavlivka in Kharkiv Oblast, Serebrianka Forest in Luhansk Oblast and Yampolivka in Donetsk Oblast.

Over 100 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts came under artillery fire.

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In the area of responsibility of the Pivnich (North) Operational Strategic Group on the Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts, Russian forces are maintaining their military presence in the border areas, conducting intense sabotage activities in order to prevent the redeployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened fronts, and increasing the density of mine barriers along the state border in Belgorod Oblast.

In the area of responsibility of the Khortytsia Operational Strategic Group on the Kupiansk front, Russian forces conducted assault operations near the settlements of Synkivka, east of Petropavlivka and Ivanivka in Kharkiv Oblast, where Ukrainian soldiers repelled seven attacks.

Russian forces did not conduct offensive (assault) operations on the Lyman front.

On the Bakhmut front, Russian forces were conducting assault operations near the settlements of Klishchiivka and Andriivka in Donetsk Oblast, where the Ukrainian forces repelled 11 attacks. Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Defence Forces are continuing their assault operations south of Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the Russians and consolidating their positions.

In the area of responsibility of the Tavriia Operational Strategic Group on the Avdiivka front, Russian forces continue their attempts to surround Avdiivka. Ukrainian soldiers are firmly holding the defence, inflicting significant losses on the Russians. Russian offensive operations to the south of Novokalynove, to the east of Novobakhmutivka, and in Sievierne and Avdiivka in Donetsk Oblast were unsuccessful. The Ukrainian Defence Forces repelled 12 attacks there.

On the Marinka front, Russian forces conducted unsuccessful assault operations near the settlements of Krasnohorivka, Marinka and Pobieda in Donetsk Oblast, where Ukrainian soldiers repelled 16 attacks. 

On the Shakhtarsk front, the Russians conducted unsuccessful assault operations near the settlement of Staromaiorske in Donetsk Oblast. 

Russian forces did not conduct offensive (assault) operations on the Zaporizhzhia front.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Defence Forces are continuing to conduct offensive operations on the Melitopol front, inflicting losses in military personnel and equipment on the Russian occupying forces and exhausting them along the entire frontline.

In the area of responsibility of the Odesa Operational Strategic Group on the Kherson front, Ukrainian defenders continue to hold their positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River, conducting counter-battery operations and striking the Russian rear.

Ukraine's Air Force launched two attacks on areas where Russian manpower was concentrated.

Ukraine's Rocket Forces and Artillery struck two clusters of Russian military personnel, weapons and equipment and three ammunition storage points.

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