Ukraine Appears To Not directly Verify Dnipro Troop Crossing

Kyiv’s navy seems to have not directly confirmed stories that Ukrainian troops have crossed the Dnipro River and established a place onto the partially Russian-occupied left financial institution of the Kherson Oblast.

Russian Telegram channels had reported that parts of two Ukrainian Marine Brigades had crossed the river and performed an assault between October 17 and October 18, breaking by means of preliminary Russian defenses and pushing towards and seizing the villages of Poyma and Pishchanivka.

A Ukrainian soldier stands guard in a trench because the Territorial Protection of Kherson reinforce their positions on January 7, 2023 in Kherson, Ukraine. Russian Telegram channels reported that parts of two Ukrainian Marine Brigades had crossed the Dnipro River this week.
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The stories come 5 months into Kyiv’s counteroffensive to reclaim the territories seized by Russian forces all through the full-scale invasion, which started in February 2022.

In an operational replace on Thursday morning, the Normal Workers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine appeared to verify the stories by saying that Russian forces performed airstrikes close to the village of Pishchanivka in Kherson Oblast.

“On the Kherson entrance, the occupiers carried out airstrikes close to Novoberyslav, Kozatske, Olhivka, Prydniprovske and Pishchanivka in Kherson Oblast,” the Normal Workers stated.

Newsweek has contact the Russian Protection Ministry for remark by way of e-mail.

The Institute for the Research of Struggle (ISW) assume tank stated Wednesday {that a} outstanding Russian milblogger claimed Russian forces tried to push the advancing Ukrainian forces again from positions on the left financial institution and towards the Dnipro River.

“The milblogger claimed {that a} Ukrainian sabotage group continues to be working in Pishchanivka as of the afternoon of October 18. The milblogger, nevertheless, urged that Russian forces solely preserve positions on the southern outskirts of the settlement,” the ISW stated.

The assume tank famous that the Russian Ministry of Protection additionally acknowledged the Ukrainian operations, claiming that Russian forces stopped 4 Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance teams close to Pidstepne (10 miles east of Kherson Metropolis) and Poyma.

“Russian sources expressed pronounced concern about ongoing Ukrainian exercise on the east financial institution of Kherson Oblast and framed these actions as a part of a possible bigger Ukrainian operation,” it stated.

An intense battle can also be underway for town of Avdiivka in Ukraine’s Donetsk area. The ISW stated Russian forces possible launched a major and ongoing offensive effort round Avdiivka on October 10.

In line with the assume tank, Russian forces continued offensive operations within the Avdiivka path on Wednesday and made confirmed advances.

Russian troopers are additionally complaining about sanitary situations of their trenches within the space, and saying that Ukrainian shelling is stopping troops from transferring from their positions.

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