General Staff: defense forces hold positions on the left bank of Dnipro: 67 military clashes occurred on the entire frontline during the day
Ukrainian troops continue to hold positions on the left bank of the Kherson region. Over the past day, 12 enemy attacks took place in this area of the front, all of which were repelled.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces are consolidating their positions and inflicting fire on the occupiers. This is stated in the report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as of the morning of November 18.
In turn, the Russian occupation army continues to use its usual tactics of terror and shells numerous civilian objects in our country. The enemy is launching missile and air strikes against civilians, as well as shelling from multiple launch rocket systems. In addition, Russian troops are actively using Shahed-136/131 kamikaze attack drones for terror.
There were 67 combat engagements in the frontline yesterday. In total, the enemy launched 1 missile and 37 air strikes and fired from multiple rocket launchers at Ukrainian troops' positions and populated areas 41 times. As a result of Russian terrorist attacks, there are casualties among the civilian population. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed and damaged.
Kupyinsk, Kharkiv region; Peremoha, Novomykhailivka, Vodiane, Urozhaine, Donetsk region; Novodanylivka, Zaporizhzhia region; and Tiahynka, Kherson region came under air strikes. More than 100 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson and Mykolaiv regions came under artillery fire.
The operational situation in the area of responsibility of the North operational and strategic grouping of troops in the Volyn and Polissia directions remains without significant changes.
The enemy maintains a military presence in the border areas in the Siversk and Slobozhansk directions, as well as 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.
The enemy conducted assault operations in the areas of Sinkivka, Petropavlivka and Ivanivka in the Kharkiv region in the area of responsibility of the Khortytsia operational and strategic grouping of troops in the Kupiansk direction, where our soldiers repelled four attacks.
The enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations north of Serebrianka in the Donetsk region in the Lyman direction.
Our defenders repelled 11 occupants' attacks in the areas of Vasiukivka, Klishchiivka and Andriivka, Donetsk region, in the Bakhmut direction. In turn, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continued their assault operations south of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the enemy, and consolidating their positions.
The enemy does not stop making attempts to encircle Avdiivka in the area of responsibility of the Tavria operational and strategic group of troops in the Avdiivka direction. Our soldiers are steadfastly holding the line and inflicting significant losses on the invaders. Occupants' offensive actions near Keramik, east of Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka and south of Tonenke in the Donetsk region were unsuccessful. Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 23 attacks there.
The enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations in the areas of Marinka and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region in the Maryinka direction, where Ukrainian troops repelled 21 attacks.
The enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations south of Vodiane in the Donetsk region in the Shakhtarsk direction.
The enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations near Robotyne and west of Verbove in the Zaporizhzhia direction, where our defenders repelled 3 attacks.
At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continued to conduct offensive operations in the Melitopol direction, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, as well as depleting the enemy along the entire front line.
Ukrainian soldiers are conducting counter-battery combat and inflicting fire on the enemy's rear in the area of responsibility of the Odesa operational and strategic grouping in the Kherson direction.
Marine units, together with other components of the Defense Forces, are holding positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River, where they repelled 12 enemy attacks over the past day. Our defenders are consolidating their positions and inflicting fire on the occupiers.
Over the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 10 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel and 2 on enemy anti-aircraft missile systems. Missile units hit 3 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, 6 artillery pieces, an air defense system, a command and control center and enemy ammunition.
As a reminder, the military-political command of Ukraine confirmed the presence of the Defense Forces on the left bank of the Kherson region. The defenders have created bridgeheads and are conducting ground operations aimed at pushing Russian troops beyond the artillery strike on the right bank of the Kherson region.
Earlier, it was reported that on the night of November 18, Russian terrorists launched another attack with Shahed-type kamikaze drones. The invaders launched UAVs from the north and southeast. As a result of the work of air defense forces, 29 drones were destroyed.