06.00,20.11.2022 regarding the Russian invasion
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Oleksandr Shtupun, spokesman of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Glory to Ukraine! The two hundred and seventieth day of the Russian large-scale invasion has begun.
The enemy continues armed aggression against our state and does not stop striking industrial facilities. Focuses efforts on restraining the actions of the Defense Forces, carries out equipment in the engineering aspect of the defense line. It continues to conduct offensive actions in certain directions.
Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces have repelled attacks by Russian occupiers in the areas of the settlements of Bilogorivka in the Luhansk region and Spirne, Yakovlivka, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne and Klishchiivka in the Donetsk region.
The enemy made one air and 4 missile strikes, launched 59 attacks from rocket salvo systems.
In violation of the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of warfare, the objects of the civil infrastructure of the cities of Sviatohirsk and Kramatorsk were subjected to missile strikes by the Russian Federation.
In the Volyn, Polis, and Siver directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of offensive groups have been detected.
The enemy maintains its units in the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk regions. It is not excluded that the enemy will attempt armed provocations on the state border, as well as attempts to penetrate enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups from the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus.
In the Slobozhansk direction, in the border areas of the Belgorod region, the enemy continues to cover the Russian-Ukrainian border with designated units, and conducts demonstration and provocative actions. He carried out mortar shelling in the area of Staritsa settlement of Kharkiv region.
In the Kupyansk and Lymansk directions, the occupiers are conducting defense on the captured lines. Heavy shelling from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery was recorded, in particular, in the areas of Krokhmalne and Tabaivka settlements of Kharkiv region; Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Makiivka, Ploshanka and Nevske in the Luhansk region and Berestov in the Donetsk region.
In the Bakhmut, Avdiiv, and Novopavliv areas, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. Conducts shelling from tanks and the entire range of artillery in the areas of settlements of Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, Bilogorivka, Rozdolivka, Vesele, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Krasnohorivka, Pervomaiske, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Vugledar and Vremivka of the Donetsk region.
In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the occupiers are defending themselves on captured borders. Areas of the settlements of Novopil, Nove, Chervone, Gulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Orihiv, Plavni, Stepnohirsk and Vyshchetarasivka of the Zaporizhia region were affected by the enemy’s artillery fire.
In the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson directions, the enemy is conducting positional defense, improving fortification equipment and logistical support of advanced units, and does not stop artillery shelling of the positions of our troops and settlements on the right bank of the Dnipro River. In order to clarify the positions of our troops and adjust the artillery fire, the UAV conducts aerial reconnaissance.
Directed fire from tanks, barrel and jet artillery in the districts of Kachkarivka, Tokarivka, Antonivka, Chornobayivka and the city of Kherson.
According to available information, the command of the Russian occupying forces plans to redeploy separate units withdrawn during the retreat from the right bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region to continue hostilities in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The mobilized persons, most of whom make up these formations, are very indignant at the prospects of the implementation of the mentioned plans.
In the Luhansk region, the Russian occupiers are setting up additional checkpoints to identify and detain deserters.
On November 18, in the settlements of Vasylivka, Novobogdanivka, Mykhailivka (Vasylivsky District) and Komysh-Zorya in the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhya Region, the results of fire damage by units of the Defense Forces were confirmed. The occupiers suffered more than 160 wounded.
About 10 units of military equipment of various types and a warehouse of ammunition were destroyed. Information about the dead is being clarified.
Over the past day, our soldiers shot down an Orlan-10 UAV and hit the enemy’s control post and ammunition depot.
We believe in the Armed Forces! Together we will win! Glory to Ukraine!