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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., November 21, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 21 November 2023 06:46

    Day 636 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    The russian federation continues to ignore the laws and customs of warfare, using the terror tactics, launching missile and air strikes, and firing multiple launch rocket systems not only at the military, but also at numerous civilian targets across Ukraine.

    During the day of November 20, there were 70x combat engagements. The enemy launched 5x missile, 10x air strikes, and 20x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

    Last night, the russian occupants launched yet another strike on Ukraine, using 4x S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles, 1x Iskander-K cruise missile, and 11x Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs. The Ukrainian air defense forces and means destroyed 1x Iskander-K cruise missile and 10x attack UAVs. The following facilities were destroyed or damaged: Central city hospital in the city of Selydovo (Donetsk oblast), the building of Kotlyarevska mine, and other civilian infrastructure.

    Air strikes hit Kostobobriv (Chernihiv oblast) and Seredina-Buda (Sumy oblast).

    More than 110x settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kherson oblasts came under artillery fire.

    Pivnich operational-strategic group, Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy troops conduct active subversive activities in order to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened axes. The adversary increases the density of minefields along the state border in Belgorod oblast (russia).

    Khortytsia operational-strategic group, Kupyansk axis: the enemy conducted assault operations in the vicinities of Synkivka and east of Petropavlivka (Kharkiv oblast), where Ukrainian soldiers repelled 10x attacks.

    Lyman axis: the occupiers did not conduct any offensive (assault) operations.

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled 20x adversary attacks in the vicinities of Klishchiivka, Andriivka, and east of Pivdenne (Donetsk oblast). Also, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue assault operations south of Bakhmut (Donetsk oblast), inflict losses in manpower and equipment on the enemy, and consolidate their new positions.

    Tavria operational-strategic group, Avdiivka axis: the invaders keep trying to encircle Avdiivka. The Ukrainian soldiers are standing their ground and inflicting major losses on the enemy. The adversary’s offensive actions were unsuccessful east of Novobakhmutivka, Stepove, Avdiivka, and Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast), where the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 10x attacks.

    Maryinka axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations in the vicinities of Maryinka, Pobjeda, and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled 12x attacks in that area.

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations in the vicinity of Staromaiorske (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian defenders repelled 2x attacks in that area.

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the adversary conducted assault operations near Robotyne and northwest of Verbove (Zaporizhzhia oblast), to no success.

    At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their offensive operation on Melitopol axis, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, exhausting the enemy all along the front line.

    Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces maintain their positions held on the left bank of the Dnipro River, conduct counter-battery fire, as they strike behind the enemy lines.

    During the day of November 20, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 2x air strikes on the concentrations of enemy troops.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 1x ammunition depot of the russian invaders.

    Support the Armed Forces of Ukraine! United we will be victorious!

    Glory to Ukraine!