Kherson front: Ukrainian marines disrupt Russian supplies on Dnipro's left bank
Serhiy Bratchuk, spokesman for the Ukrainian Volunteer Army South, noted that disruption of the occupiers' logistics routes is one of the tasks of Ukrainian defenders on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson region
He spoke about this on Espreso TV.
"As for the village of Krynky, it no longer exist today, because the enemy is trying to destroy the footholds held by our marines. Heavy fighting continues. The enemy is using everything it has for firepower, including air weapons, but our positions are being held. Moreover, today there is a counter-battery fight not only between the right bank and the left bank, but the footholds of the left bank can already respond to the enemy," noted the spokesman for the Ukrainian Volunteer Army South.
According to him, there are also raids, reconnaissance and sabotage actions that inflict damage on Russian troops in terms of personnel and military equipment.
"We would like to mention the 501st Separate Marine Battalion, which destroyed several enemy trucks on the Oleshky-Nova Kakhovka highway the day before. This is an extremely difficult job, there are losses. But these trucks were supposed to supply the enemy with ammunition, and now they have been completely destroyed. Disruption of these logistics routes is one of the tasks of our guys on the left bank of the Dnipro River. We need to be very careful about informing about the left bank, but we are talking about what we can talk about. These events are happening and will continue in the near future," emphasized Bratchuk.
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 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.
On November 1, the ISW reported that the Ukrainian military attempted to breach the Russian defenses near Pishchanivka and Poyma on Dnipro's left bank in the Kherson region. The army is also maintaining positions in Krynky and near the Antonivskyi roadway.
On November 8, it was reported that Ukrainian forces have moved a limited number of armored vehicles to the left bank of the Kherson region. Meanwhile, several hundred Ukrainian defenders are operating there.
On November 10, the Institute for the Study of War noted that the Defense Forces cut the Oleshky-Nova Kakhovka road in Kherson region and created additional logistical problems for the Russian occupiers in this area.