'No prospect of major changes in frontline': British intelligence assesses situation in Ukraine
Over the past week, the most intense fighting took place in three areas. However, with the onset of winter, no major changes are expected in the front line
The UK Ministry of Defense reports.
Over the last week, the most intense ground combat has been taking place in three areas: in the Kupiansk direction in Luhansk region, around Avdiivka in Donetsk region, and on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson region, where Ukrainian troops have established a bridgehead.
"Neither side has achieved substantial progress in any of these areas. Russia continues to suffer particulatrly heavy casualties around Avdiivka. Eyewitness reports suggest small uncrewed aerial vehicles and artillery (especially cluster rounds) continue to play a major role in disrupting the attacks of both sides," the statement reads.
Instead, the intelligence suggests that with the onset of cold winter weather in eastern Ukraine, no major changes are expected at the frontline.
- The General Staff reported that 67 combat clashes took place at the front on November 17. Russians keep their attempts to encircle Avdiivka.