Ukrainian Marines secure positions in Kherson Oblast’s left bank

November 17,2023 600
Ukrainian Marines secure positions in Kherson Oblast’s left bank

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have secured several strongholds on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast; Ukrainian marines confirmed the information.

“The Defense Forces of Ukraine conducted a series of successful operations on the left bank of the Dnipro River on the Kherson front as a result of pre-planned measures to repel large-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation. The courage and professionalism of the Ukrainian marines, in cooperation with other units of the Defence Forces, enabled them to gain ground on several bridgeheads,” Ukrainian Marines wrote. 

During the battles, the Russians suffered heavy losses – both in personnel and equipment. In total, the Ukrainian Defense Forces killed 1216 occupiers, with over 2200 more wounded. Russia also lost 24 tanks, 89 artillery systems and mortars, 135 units of various types of automotive equipment, 48 units of combat armored vehicles, including armored personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, 9 multiple launch rocket systems, 14 watercraft, 15 units of special equipment, 4 command posts, 29 ammunition storage points, both field and stationary, since the beginning of these operations.

“In addition, 135 FPV drones and 5 tactical UAVs were destroyed by the combined EW unit of the marines,” Ukrainian marines added.

Ukrainian Marines continue to inflict fire damage on the eastern bank of Kherson Oblast and carrying out operations aimed at destroying the Russian forces. The main goal of the operation on the left bank of Kherson Oblast is to push the Russians as far away as possible from the right bank to ensure the safety of civilians from constant attacks, the General Staff added.

Military experts say that under the ideal course of events, Ukrainians will manage to hold tactical strongholds and unite them into an operational base from which to advance further into the occupied territory, according to the BBC.

“The main goal, the Crimean Isthmus, is approximately 100 km away. However, the nearest goal is to cut off the Oleshky – Nova Kakhovka route (road T2206), which is about 5-7 km away, explains military analyst Kostiantyn Mashovets from the ‘Information Resistance’ group,” journalists added.

On November 7, the Institute for the Study of War reported that Ukrainian forces had made some progress on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast.

Read more about the successes of Ukrainian defenders and the course of another day in Russia’s war against Ukraine in Victory Chronicles.

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