Ukrainian forces conduct offensive operations near Bakhmut, advance southeast of Pivdenne
On November 17, Ukrainian troops conducted offensive operations near Bakhmut and confirmed their success by advancing southeast of Pivdenne
This was reported by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).
Ukrainian forces conducted offensive operations near Bakhmut and made confirmed advances on November 17. Geolocated footage published on November 17 indicates that Ukrainian forces advanced southeast of Pivdenne, 24 km southwest of Bakhmut.
The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Russian forces unsuccessfully attacked near Vasyukivka (15km north of Bakhmut), Ivanivske (6 km west of Bakhmut), Klishchiivka, and Andriivka.
Ukrainian Ground Forces Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Volodymyr Fityo stated on November 17 that Russian forces conducted three times as many ground assaults in the Bakhmut direction as in the Lyman-Kupyansk direction.
The Russian MoD reported that elements of the Russian 106th Guards Airborne Division are operating near Soledar, 11 km northeast of Bakhmut. And Chechen Republic Head Ramzan Kadyrov claimed that elements of the Chechen “Akhmat” Spetsnaz forces are operating near Klishchiivka.
Russian forces conducted offensive operations near Avdiivka on November 17 and made confirmed advances. Footage published on November 16, which ISW geolocated, indicates that Russian forces marginally advanced in the industrial zone southeast of Avdiivka.
Russian sources claimed on November 16 and 17 that Russian forces advanced near Stepove, 3 km northwest of Avdiivka, and one Russian milblogger claimed that Russian forces control a significant portion of the settlement.
Ukrainian forces have confirmed territorial gains near Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region.