Fierce fighting is taking place between Ukrainian and Russian forces on the eastern banks of the Dnipro River in Kherson Province, southern Ukraine.
The situation is not very clear.
– Despite all the odds, Ukrainian defenses have established a foothold on the eastern bank of the Dnieper River, says Andriy Jermak, advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to Reuters news agency.
– A burning inferno
Russian authorities confirm that “small groups” of Ukrainian soldiers have crossed the Dnipro River and are present on the eastern banks of the river.
But they claim that the situation is very difficult for the Ukrainian forces.
The average lifespan of a Ukrainian soldier on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River is just over two days, as Vladimir Saldo, the Russian-appointed governor of Kherson Province, wrote: On telegram.
Saldo also claims that Ukrainian forces are “surrounded” in the village of Krynki.
– The enemy is trapped in Kryneki and exposed to a raging inferno: bombs, missiles, artillery fire and drones are raining down on them, writes Saldo.
Numerous claims made by the Russian-appointed governor have not been confirmed.
Analysis of it American Research Center ISW Partially inconsistent with Russian claims:
In its daily update, ISW reports that Ukrainian forces have gained a large enough foothold on the eastern banks of the Dnipro River where they have been able to establish supply lines.
By geolocating the photographed material, ISW was also able to confirm that Ukrainian forces had moved at least two kilometers into Russian-occupied territory.
On October 19, Ukrainian forces were said to have managed to reach the village of Krynki, located 15 kilometers east of the city of Kherson.
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