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Russia-Ukraine war: Situation on the front as of November 23

Russia-Ukraine war: Situation on the front as of November 23 Ukrainian soldier (Photo: GettyImages)

Ukrainian Defense Forces continue assault operations south of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, conducting offensive operations in the Melitopol sector and holding the line in the area of Avdiivka. Over the past day, 74 combat engagements took place, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Enemy attacks

Over the past day, the enemy launched 3 missiles and 43 air strikes, fired more than 64 times from multiple launch rocket systems at the positions of our troops and populated areas.

Also, on the night of November 22, the occupiers struck again at Ukraine, using 14 Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. Air defense destroyed all 14 Shaheds.

Unfortunately, Russian terrorist attacks have resulted in deaths and injuries among the civilian population. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.

There were air strikes: Sinkivka, Podoly, Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi, Stepova Novoselivka in the Kharkiv region; Serebryansky Forestry, Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region; Spirne, Pivdenne, Oleksandropil, Avdiivka, Vuhledar in Donetsk region.

More than 100 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro, and Kherson regions came under artillery fire.

The situation at the frontlines

In the area of responsibility of the Operational Command North in the Volyn and Polissia directions, the operational situation remains without significant changes.

In the Siversk and Slobozhanske directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas, conducts active sabotage activities to prevent the deployment of our troops to threatened areas, and increases the density of minefields along the state border in the Belgorod region.

In the area of responsibility of the "Khortytsia" Joint Forces Operation Center in the Kupiansk direction, the enemy conducted assault operations in the areas of Synkivka, northeast of Petropavlivka, and Ivanivka in the Kharkiv region, where the Defense Forces repelled 12 attacks.

In the Lyman direction, the enemy did not conduct offensive (assault) operations.

In the Bakhmut direction, the occupants did not conduct any offensive (assault) actions. In turn, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue assault operations south of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the enemy, and consolidating their positions.

In the area of responsibility of the Tavria Brigade in the Avdiivka direction, the invaders keep trying to surround Avdiivka, but our soldiers are holding steadfast, inflicting significant losses on the enemy.

The enemy's offensive actions east of Novobakhmutivka, north of Lastochkino, Avdiivka, and Pervomaiske in the Donetsk region were unsuccessful, where the Defense Forces repelled 30 attacks.

In the Maryinka direction, our defenders repelled 18 enemy attacks in the areas of Maryinka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations near Staromaiorsk, Donetsk region.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy unsuccessfully tried to regain the lost position near Robotyne, Zaporizhzhia region, 4 times.

At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continued to conduct an offensive operation in the Melitopol direction, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, and depleting the enemy along the entire front line.

In the area of responsibility of the Odesa Operational Command “South” in the Kherson direction, Ukrainian soldiers continue to hold their positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River, continue to conduct counter-battery combat, and inflict fire on the enemy's rear.

Enemy losses

During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces struck 11 areas of concentration of enemy personnel, weapons, and military equipment.

Missile troops hit 13 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons, and military equipment, a command post, an air defense facility, 4 artillery pieces, and an ammunition depot.