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ISW: problems are growing in the ranks of Russian troops as AFU continues attacks on the left bank of Kherson region

Occupants cannot knock Defense Forces out of the Dnipro left bank, British intelligence says

Ukrainian soldiers continued to hold their positions on the left bank of the Kherson region, conducting several attacks on November 28. Russia, which has deployed significant forces to the area, cannot do anything about the Ukrainian bridgehead on the left bank.

At the same time, Russian "military officials" are increasingly complaining about the weak capabilities of Russian troops and their vulnerability in the occupied part of the Kherson region, as well as the arbitrariness of local commanders. The details of the situation in the Kherson region were revealed by analysts of the Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

Ukrainian soldiers continue to hold positions on the left bank of the Kherson region, which is under Russian occupation. On November 28, they attacked Russian forces.

Thus, according to Russian sources cited by analysts, the day before, the Ukrainian Defense Forces attacked near the village of Poimy (4 km from Dnipro and 10 km southeast of Kherson) and in the forest area near Krynky (30 km northeast of Kherson and 2 km from Dnipro).

ISW: problems are growing in the ranks of Russian troops as AFU continues attacks on the left bank of Kherson region

The occupiers are trying their best to drive out Ukrainians who are "firmly entrenched" in positions on the left bank, Russian propagandists complain. Thus, fighting in the area of Krynky is almost unabated. The Russians are moving significant forces on the Poima-Krynky line. In particular, according to Russian "military officers," units of the 810th Guards Naval Infantry Brigade of the Black Sea Fleet and the 61st Naval Infantry Brigade of the Northern Fleet of the Russian Federation are operating there.

At the same time, the occupiers complained about problems at the level of mid-level command on the left bank of the Kherson region. They are exacerbated by problems with weak Russian capabilities and the vulnerability of Russian landlines of communication on the eastern bank of the Dnipro.

One Russian "military commander" complained that the personnel of some units "did not know their commanders or details about their command structure for a long time".

The propagandist gave an example of the situation with the 1822nd battalion of the Russian Armed Forces. Unnamed company commanders allegedly gave orders to the personnel to seize islands in the Dnipro Delta en masse, despite the huge losses. This became a "punishment" for the occupiers of this unit for their earlier attempts to complain about the commanders to superiors.

This unit was formed mainly from mobilized people. Contract soldiers were not sent to carry out suicide attacks on the islands.

Now, according to the "military commander," local commanders are looking for those who decided to complain about the situation in the unit, which, he claims, was the start of "an investigation into the problems in the 1822nd battalion."

"The military blogger concluded that the commander of the Russian Dnipro group of troops, Colonel General Mikhail Teplinsky, 'received a heavy legacy' in the form of constant problems among Russian troops operating on the eastern coast of the Kherson region," ISW summarizes.

Earlier, ISW explained what is behind Putin's new statements about the "Russian world." It is not just the Russian dictator's usual desire to justify a full-scale aggression against Ukraine. In his new speech, Putin de-facto declared Russia's claims to all of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, saying that Russia is not only the current Russian Federation but also all territories that were ever part of the U.S.S.R. and the Russian Empire.

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