Ukraine’s forces can move in three directions: Zgurets on actions on left bank of Kherson region
The number of areas on the left bank of the Kherson region where Ukrainian military can operate is growing
Defense Express CEO and military expert Serhiy Zgurets told the Espreso TV channel.
"There are at least three areas where the Ukrainian military can operate. In particular, from two bridges, a railway and a road bridge near Antonivka. Another foothold is being expanded near Krynky, where the enemy unsuccessfully tried to recapture this settlement," noted Zgurets.
He spoke about the hysteria of the Russians in view of the fact that Ukraine is increasing its capabilities on the left bank.
"For quite a long time, several weeks, the Ukrainian Marines have been conducting raids on the left bank of the Kherson region to ensure the deployment of these units and logistics using boats. In addition to the actions of our units, yesterday a video appeared showing 1 armored personnel carrier being transferred from the right bank. This caused hysteria in the Russian media, given that Ukraine is increasing its capabilities on the left bank," the analyst said.
According to him, this could affect the further course of the fighting. But as for the near-term crossing, there is no need to fall into excessive expectations.
Operation on the left bank of 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 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.
As of November 1, Ukrainian troops were trying to break through Russian defenses near Pishchanivka and Poima. The Ukrainian Armed Forces also hold positions in Krynky and near the Antonivka road.
On November 7, ISW announced the number of Ukrainian soldiers who could operate on the left bank of the Kherson region.