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  • Operational update of General Staff of UAF regarding the russian invasion as of 18:00, on November 20, 2022
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 20 November 2022 18:47


    The two hundred seventieth (270) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.

    During the current day, units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of the settlements of Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region and Spirne, Yakovlivka,  Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne and Klishchiivka in the Donetsk oblast.

    During the current day, the enemy launched 2 rocket attacks on the civilian infrastructure of the city of Kupyansk and carried out about 10 MLRS attacks on the positions of our troops along the contact line.

    In the Volyn, Polissya and Siverskyi directions, the situation remains without significant changes, no signs of the formation of offensive groups have been detected.

    The republic of belarus continues to support the armed aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine, providing it with infrastructure, territory and airspace. Airplanes of the Air and Space Forces of the Armed Forces of the russian federation fly almost daily in the airspace of the republic of belarus. The MiG-31K aircraft, which takes off from the Machulyshchi airfield, is the carrier of hypersonic missiles "Kynzhal", capable of hitting objects throughout the territory of Ukraine. It is because of this that we are forced to announce an air alert so often in all regions of our state.

    In the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk regions, the occupiers continue to maintain separate units of their troops.

    In the Slobozhanskyi direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Dvorichna, Ohirtseve, Strilecha, Staritsa and Chaykivka settlements of the Kharkiv oblast.

    In the Kupyansk and Lyman directions, the enemy is conducting defense on the captured lines, firing mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in particular in the areas of Krokhmalne and Tabaivka settlements of the Kharkiv oblast; Novoselivske, Makiivka, Ploshanka and Nevske in the Luhansk oblast and Berestove in the Donetsk oblast.

    In the Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Novopavlivka areas, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. Conducts shelling from tanks and the entire range of artillery in the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Verkhnokamianske, Vesele, Vremivka, Vuhledar, Klishchiivka, Mayorsk, Opytne, Rozdolivka, Paraskoviivka, Soledar, Spirne and Yakovlivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast.

    In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the occupiers are defending themselves. The areas of Vyshchetarasivka, Hulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka, Zaliznychne, Novopil, Orihiv and Chervone settlements of the Zaporizhzhia oblast were affected by the enemy's artillery fire.

    In the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson directions, the enemy is conducting positional defense and improving fortification equipment. Directed fire from tanks, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Antonivka, Veletenske, Novokairy, Novotyahynka, Ponyativka, Tokarivka and the city of Kherson.

    In the Kakhovsky district, the russian occupiers continue to engage in looting and robberies. Local residents are deprived of personal cars, motorcycles and even bicycles.

    The enemy continues to suffer losses. So, about 100 wounded servicemen of the russian occupation forces were brought to the city hospital of Skadovsk, in the Kherson oblast.

    According to the updated information, fire damage was confirmed at the places of concentration of the enemy's manpower on November 19. The invaders lost more than 100 people wounded in the settlements of Polohy, Kam'yanka, Mykhailivka (Vasylivskyi district) and Enerhodar of Zaporizhzhya oblast. About 20 units of military equipment of various types and 2 ammunition depots were also liquidated. In addition, a column of enemy equipment was destroyed near the village of Syrotyne, Luhansk oblast.

    During the current 24 hours, the Ukrainian aviation made 6 strikes on the enemy: 3 on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, and 3 on the positions of anti-aircraft missile systems.

    At the same time, units of missile forces and artillery of the Defense Forces hit 2 control points, an ammunition warehouse, an area for the concentration of personnel and anti-aircraft weapons, and 2 other important objects of the occupiers.