Ukraine Battle Map Exhibits Kyiv’s Foothold on Dnieper’s Left Financial institution in Kherson

Ukrainian forces are retaining their positions within the Russian-controlled east financial institution of the Dnieper River—known as the Dnipro in Ukrainian—that has divided the 2 forces in southern Ukraine for nearly a yr, new battlefield stories counsel.

The Institute for the Examine of Battle (ISW) printed new maps of the southern entrance line in its Wednesday night replace, displaying small however tactically vital areas of Ukrainian presence on the east—or left—financial institution of the Dnieper.

A “handful” of Russian milblogger sources, the suppose tank mentioned, “claimed on October 25 that Ukrainian forces resumed larger-than-usual floor operations on the east (left) financial institution of Kherson Oblast and preserve positions in a number of areas on the east financial institution.”

Ukraine has been launching small-scale cross-river raids since liberating the west financial institution space in fall 2022, a sluggish advance topped with the liberation of the town of Kherson in November. Either side have since been shelling one another throughout the river, with cross-river operations considerably disrupted by the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam in June 2023 and subsequent flooding within the Kherson space.

This Institute for the Examine of Battle map exhibits latest Ukrainian navy exercise on the east, or left, financial institution of the Dnieper River as of October 25, 2023. Russian forces have held the east financial institution because the opening days of the February 2022 full-scale invasion.

Latest weeks have seen Ukrainian forces set up a foothold close to Krynky, a village on the left financial institution of the Dnieper, round 10 miles southwest of Nova Kakhovka. Kyiv’s models have additionally been reported in motion to the south, within the space across the village of Pishchanivka, some 10 miles northeast of Kherson on the left financial institution of the river.

The ISW cited the Rybar Russian milblogger channel as reporting Ukrainian advances right into a forested space south of Krynky on October 21, although famous a later Rybar publish on October 25 claiming that Ukrainian forces had “nearly” been pushed out of the world by a Russian naval infantry counterattack.

Rybar reported that Ukrainian forces “resumed larger-than-usual floor operations from positions within the marshes north of Oleshky,” some 4 miles south of Kherson Metropolis and a couple of miles from the river on October 24, the ISW wrote.

In latest days Kyiv’s “assault teams” additionally tried to push in the direction of the adjoining villages of Pishchanivka and Poyma, 7 miles east of Kherson Metropolis and a couple of miles from the Dnipro, and Pidstepne, 11 miles east of Kherson Metropolis and a couple of miles inland of the river, Rybar mentioned.

Ukraine soldier at Bakhmut position Donetsk Donbas
A Ukrainian soldier is pictured at a place close to Bakhmut in Ukraine on October 24, 2023. Preventing is ongoing at a number of factors alongside an enormous entrance, together with on the banks of the Dnieper River in Kherson Oblast.
Kostya Liberov / Libkos through Getty Photos

Newsweek is unable to independently confirm these stories and has contacted the Russian Protection Ministry by e-mail to request remark.

Ukrainian officers have confirmed little details about the continued cross-river raids. This week, Natalia Humeniuk—the top of Kyiv’s southern command press middle—blamed “Russian propagandists” for rising stories of intensifying Ukrainian exercise.

“It is necessary for them to justify Russia’s aggression in the direction of the proper financial institution, the place persons are actually struggling so much, and the Russians justify it by saying that they need to cease the Protection Forces, forestall them from crossing the Dnipro River, and forestall them from utilizing their forces and reserves,” Humeniuk mentioned, as quoted by Ukrinform.