ISW reveals Ukrainian forces' gains on Left Bank of Dnipro, Kherson region
According to ISW, the Ukrainian offensive on the left bank of the Dnipro River seems to be more substantial in scale compared to previous raids. Geolocation footage indicates that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have established a presence along the Dnipro bank and near the Antonivskyi Bridge
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported the information.
A well-known Russian propagandist on Thursday, October 19, said that two Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the Ukrainian Marine Corps Brigade had crossed the Dnipro River, defeated Russian troops in the area, and gained a foothold in the village of Krynky.
He also claimed that Russian infantry counterattacked and pushed Ukrainian forces back to the outskirts of the village, but noted that the Ukrainian Defense Forces still controlled some houses in Krynky and were waiting for reinforcements in the area.
Another Russian blogger stated that Ukrainian forces used more manpower in the attacks on Krynky than in previous attacks. Several Russian sources, including the head of the Kherson region occupation head Vladimir Saldo, claimed that Russian troops had successfully pushed Ukrainian forces from the Poyma-Pishchanivka-Pidstepne area to positions along the Dnipro shoreline and near the Antonivskyi railway bridge, and that Ukrainian troops were trying to rest and regroup under constant Russian air strikes and shelling.
- 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. Russia claims that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been preparing to cross the Dnipro since July.
- The ISW 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 the Kherson region.