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Military: No signs of Russia’s offensive preparations in southern Ukraine

Ukraine maintains positions on the Dnipro’s left bank, engaging in successful counter-battery efforts, with Command noting a lack of Russian offensive formations in the south.
Ukrainian soldiers landing on the eastern Russian-controlled bank of the Dnipro in Kherson Oblast. Photo: Telegram/Zelenskiy Official
Military: No signs of Russia’s offensive preparations in southern Ukraine

On 20 November, Ukraine’s Operational Command South wrote on Facebook that Ukrainian forces continue holding newly reclaimed positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson, and no signs of Russian offensive groupings have been recorded in southern Ukraine so far.

Military: Ukraine aims for a 10-15 km Russian-free zone on Kherson’s Russian-controlled Dnipro River bank for civilians safety

“The operational situation in the area of responsibility of the Defence Forces of southern Ukraine remains tense. No signs of the enemy forming offensive groups were detected. The [Ukrainian] defense forces continue to hold positions on the left bank of the Dnipro, continue counter-battery fighting, inflicting fire damage on enemy positions, and the enemy’s rear,” the report reads.

The Command says on 19 November, Russian forces shelled several Ukrainian settlements, including Kherson and Ochakiv, resulting in injuries to six civilians and substantial infrastructure damage. The assault has affected residential buildings, utilities, and private businesses. 

According to the Command, Ukrainian defense efforts in the south have been effective, with six Russian soldiers confirmed killed and significant Russian military infrastructure destroyed, including an ammunition supply point and a UAV control center, on 19 November.

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