November 10,2023

Victory Chronicles-DAY 625

Russian proxy police officer's car attacked in occupied Mariupol

A Russian proxy police officer’s car has been hit in occupied Mariupol. “An explosion has occurred in Mariupol. A car belonging to a police officer from the occupying force was hit on Metalurhiv Avenue. More details later”, said Petro Andriushchenko, adviser to the Mariupol Mayor. The official said the Mariupol resistance reported this morning that they had “sent a gift to celebrate Police Day in Russia.”


Symbolic number of the Day


Russia continues suffering losses in its war of aggression against Ukraine. Over the past 24 hours alone, the Armed Forces of Ukraine killed 800 occupiers and destroyed 14 artillery pieces and three armored combat vehicles belonging to the Russians.


War in Pictures


The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has published photos of Ukrainian military training in the UK. One of the training grounds in the UK, where Ukrainian recruits train, was created from an authentic village in the North of England. Norway instructors teach combat in urbanized areas at this training area as part of the multinational Operation INTERFLEX. 

The area has actual residential buildings, hotels, a railroad section, and sewage systems – the objects the military may encounter during combat operations on the Ukrainian front line. Some areas have been modified with artificial houses. In addition, there is old rusty military equipment in some places around the village, which is sometimes set on fire during training to make the situation in the training area resemble the conditions of Ukrainian frontline villages. 


Video of the Day

As a result of a night operation on the territory of the temporarily occupied Crimea, small landing ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet were destroyed by the Russian military. The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported this. The vessels were crewed and loaded with armored vehicles, including BTR-82. The aggressor state of Russia actively used small landing boats of the Serna class during the occupation of Zmiinyi Island to transfer military equipment and troops.

“In addition, the Russians deployed Tor-M2 anti-aircraft missile systems on board the boats to provide mobile cover for their group on the island and in our Black Sea. The small landing craft of the “Serna” class has a high speed, can carry up to 45 tons of cargo and 92 armed troops. The occupants use these boats to land advanced marine groups or evacuate them,” the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said in a statement.


ISW report


The Russian military command will likely struggle to redeploy combat-effective reinforcements to respond to ongoing Ukrainian operations in eastern Kherson Oblast while conducting defensive operations in western Zaporizhia Oblast and sustaining other offensive efforts in eastern Ukraine. Russian milbloggers claimed on November 9 that Ukrainian forces established control over new positions in Krynky (30km northeast of Kherson City and 2km from the Dnipro River) and conducted assaults towards Russian positions south and southwest of the settlement.

A Russian milblogger claimed that there are reports that Ukrainian forces advanced to forest areas south of Krynky. Russian milbloggers claimed that Ukrainian forces also attacked near Poyma (12km east of Kherson City and 4km from the Dnipro River), Pishchanivka (13km east of Kherson City and 3km from the Dnipro River), and Pidstepne (17km east of Kherson City and 4km from the Dnipro River) and are trying to establish positions between Pidstepne and Kozachi Laheri (23km northeast of Kherson City and 2km from the Dnipro River). Ukrainian military observer Konstyantyn Mashovets stated that Ukrainian forces have established continuous control of positions from the Antonivskyi railway bridge north of Poyma to the Antonivskyi roadway bridge north of Oleshky (7km south of Kherson and 4km from the Dnipro River) as of November 9 and have cut the Oleshky-Nova Kakhovka (53km northeast of Kherson City) road in at least two areas.

The Russian command will likely face significant challenges in redeploying units from other sectors of the front should relatively combat-ineffective Russian formations and currently uncommitted Russian forces in the Kherson direction prove insufficient to respond to the Ukrainian operations on the east bank of the Dnipro. Redeployments of considerable elements of the 7th VDV Division or other VDV formations and units in western Zaporizhia Oblast would likely disrupt Russian defensive operations there. Russian forces reportedly continue to accumulate forces for sustaining the Russian offensive effort near Avdiivka and localized offensive operations in Kharkiv and Luhansk oblasts. Any potential Russian redeployment to the Kherson direction will likely degrade the Russian ability to sustain these other operations and efforts.


War Heroes

Ukrainian fighter Oleh Nahliak, known as “Chili,” remembered as hero after fatal combat mission. In a tragic turn of events, senior fighter Oleh Nahliak, with the call sign “Chili,” lost his life on August 28, 2023, during a combat mission in the Bakhmut area of Donetsk Oblast. The 24-year-old defender succumbed to an enemy sniper’s bullet, marking the premature end of a promising life dedicated to safeguarding his homeland.

Nahliak, a member of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, served bravely with the 214th separate special battalion of the OPFOR during the ongoing full-scale war. Just three days before his untimely death, on August 25, 2023, Oleh was honored with the “For Courage and Bravery” medal for his exceptional service.

Originally from the village of Borshchivska Turka in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Nahliak’s journey began in 2004 when he entered the first grade in his native village. After completing high school in Khlibychyn, he pursued studies at Chernivtsi Railway College in 2013. However, after two years, he left his academic pursuits to support his mother and younger siblings. Oleh worked as a senior cashier at Nova Poshta in Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast for the last two years.

Known for his positive spirit and unwavering support, Nahliak left a lasting impact on those around him. Colleagues described him as a good friend and fighter, a mentor to new recruits, and an inspiration to his fellow service members. Despite personal hardships, including the loss of his father in 2009, Oleh remained a pillar of strength for his family.

“He was a good and sincere person all his life, he worked many jobs to help his family. He always found common ground and interests in every team. His colleagues said that he was a very good friend and fighter, and that he was looked up to by new recruits and even the guys they served with. He never did anything bad to anyone. He looked for the positive in everything and supported people if they needed it. He could always find words of support and rejoiced in all their successes. He was a cheerful and sincere person. Even after the loss of his father in 2009, as a child, he supported his mother and us,” said Tamara, the deceased’s sister.

Oleh Nahliak was laid to rest in his native village, leaving behind his mother Iryna, sisters Tamara and Vira, brother Oleksandr, a loving family, friends, and fighters-in-arms who mourn the loss of a dedicated and compassionate defender.


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