Ukrainian forces continue attack on eastern bank of Dnipro river in Kherson region - ISW
Ukrainian troops are holding positions and conducting attacks on the eastern (left) bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region, near Poyma and Pyshchanivka
This is reported by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
Russian bloggers continue to claim that the Ukrainian military is holding positions and conducting attacks on the eastern (left) bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region.
According to them, the Ukrainian military attacked near Poyma and Pyshchanivka, and that fighting is taking place near Krynky.
Russian bloggers claimed that the Ukrainian military maintained positions in Krynky and strengthened them where the Russian military was conducting heavy air strikes and thermobaric artillery attacks. It was also reported Ukrainian troops had mined the area near Krynky to make it more difficult for Russian infantry to attack the area.
Operation on Dnipro's left bank in the Kherson region
On September 14 and 15, Ukrainian troops crossed the Dnipro River, presumably to consolidate their positions and prepare for an offensive on the left bank of the Kherson region. The Russian forces claim that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been preparing to cross the Dnipro since July.
On September 20, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported on new footholds of the Defense Forces on the left bank of the Dnipro.
The Institute for the Study of War said that units of two Ukrainian marine brigades probably crossed the Dnipro River on October 17-18 and landed on the left bank of the river in Kherson region.
On October 20, ISW stated that the Ukrainian offensive on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson region appears to be larger than previous raids. Geolocation footage shows that the Ukrainian Armed Forces maintain a presence along the Dnipro bank and near the Antonivskyi Bridge. On the same day, Zelenskyy came to the Kherson region to hold a meeting and present awards.
On October 21, ISW reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to conduct larger-than-usual ground operations on the left bank of the Kherson region. In particular, Ukrainian soldiers are fighting in the village of Krynky.
Also, according to the spokesperson of the Southern Defense Forces, Natalia Humeniuk, in order to "make life easier" on the right bank of the Dnipro RIver, it is necessary to clear a part of the left bank, which remains under fire from the Russian troops.