KHERSON: Ukrainian The sniper adjusted the scope and fired a.50 calibre bullet at a Russian Soldier crossing the Dnieper River. Another, earlier Ukrainian Used a drone for scanning Russian troops.
Two weeks after retreating from Russia’s southern city, Kherson, is attacking the town with artillery while it digs in over the Dnieper River.
Ukraine is fighting back Russian Truce with its own long-distance weapon, Ukrainian Officers state that they are looking to capitalize on the momentum.
The Russian Withdrawal from The only provincial capital that it gained during nine months of war was Moscow’s largest battlefield loss. The army plans its next offensive now that it has a new front line. next move?, Ukrainian military A spokesperson said it.
Ukrainian Forces can strike further into the future. Russian-controlled territories, and perhaps push their counteroffensive closer towards Crimea, which Russia illegally seized in 2014.
Russian Fortifications are being built by troops, including in areas near the Crimean border as well as some between the Donetsk- and Luhansk regions to the east.
Some locations have new fortifications that are as much as 60 km (37 miles) behind current front lines. This suggests that Russia is planning for more Ukrainian According to the British Ministry of Defense, breakthroughs are possible.
“The armed forces of Ukraine seized the initiative in this war some time ago,” said Mick Ryan, military strategist and retired Australian army major general. “They have momentum. There is no way that they will want to waste that.”
Complex logistical planning is required to cross the river, pushing the Russians further back. Both sides have destroyed bridges across Dnieper.
“This is what cut Russians’ supply lines and this is also what will make any further Ukrainian advance beyond the left bank of the river more difficult,” Mario Bikarski, an Economist Intelligence Unit analyst, said the following:
In a key battlefield development this week, Kyiv’s forces attacked Russian The Kinburn Spit is a gateway into the Black Sea basin. Some parts of the southern Kherson area are still under the radar. Russian control. The area could be reclaimed. Ukrainian forces push into RussianKherson region: “under significantly less Russian artillery fire” They will be safer than if they cross the Dnieper River directly, according to the Institute for the Study of War (a Washington-based thinktank). Kyiv would benefit from the control of this area. Russian strikes on Ukraine’s southern seaports and allow it to increase its naval activity in the Black Sea, the think tank added.
Some military experts say there’s a possibility the weather might disproportionately harm poorly-equipped Russian Ukraine can take advantage of the frozen terrain by deploying its forces move ISW stated that it was easier to do this than in the muddy autumn months.
Russia’s main task, meanwhile, is to prevent any further retreats from The analyst, Bikarski, stated that the region of Kherson is being expanded and to improve its defense system over Crimea. Ryan, military Russia’s strategist said that Russia will use the winter to plan 2023’s offensives, stockpile ammo, and continue its campaign of destruction of critical infrastructure, including power plants.
Russia’s daily attack is already intensifying. The first time since Russia withdrew, a fuel depot in Kherson was hit last week. At least one person was killed this week, and three were injured. Russian Shelling according to the Ukrainian president’s office. Russian Airstrikes caused major damage to infrastructure in Russia, causing a humanitarian crisis. Coupled with the threat of attack, that is adding a layer of stress, say many who weathered Russia’s occupation and are leaving, or considering it.
Ukrainian Authorities began this week to evacuate civilians from Parts of Kherson and Mykolaiv have been liberated. Russian Winters without shelling are unlivable
Tetyana Stadnik, who boarded a train Monday after waiting for Kherson’s liberation, decided to travel.
“We are leaving now because it’s scary to sleep at night. Shells are flying over our heads and exploding. It’s too much,” she said. “We will wait until the situation gets better. And then we will come back home.”
Others from the Kherson region chose to stay, despite living under fear.
“I’m scared,” Ludmilla, a Kyselivka native, stated that she was still fully clothed in the basement. “I still sleep fully clothed in the basement.”