Units of the Ukrainian defense forces on November 19 repelled Russian attacks outside the settlements of Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region and Spirne, Yakovlivka, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne and Klishchiivka in the Donetsk region.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said this in a post on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.
According to the report, the enemy launch one aerial attack and four missile strikes and used multiple launch rocket systems 59 times.
In violation of the norms of international humanitarian law, the laws and customs of warfare, Russian forces launched missile strikes on civilian infrastructure in Sviatohirsk and Kramatorsk.
In the Volyn, Polissia, and Sivershchyna directions, the situation has not changed significantly, with no signs of the formation of offensive groups.
The enemy keeps its units in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions. It is not excluded that the enemy will attempt to commit armed provocations on the state border, with its sabotage and reconnaissance groups attempting to penetrate into Ukraine from Russia and Belarus.
In the Slobozhanshchyna direction, in the border areas of the Belgorod region, the enemy continues to cover the Russian-Ukrainian border with units. The enemy used mortars to shell the area of the village of Starytsia in the Kharkiv region.
In the Kupiansk and Lyman directions, the occupiers are defending in the captured lines. Enemy shelling from mortars and artillery was recorded outside Krokhmalne and Tabaivka in the Kharkiv region, Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Makiivka, Ploshanka and Nevske in the Luhansk region and Berestove in the Donetsk region.
In the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka areas, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. Tanks and the entire range of artillery were used outside the settlements of Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, Bilohorivka, Rozdolivka, Vesele, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Kurdiumivka, Ozarianivka, Krasnohorivka, Pervomaiske, Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar and Vremivka in the Donetsk region.
In the Zaporizhzhia region, the occupiers are defending in the captured lines. The enemy fired artillery at the areas of the settlements of Novopil, Nove, Chervone, Huliaipole, Dorozhnianka, Zaliznychne, Mala Tokmachka, Orikhiv, Plavni, Stepnohirsk and Vyshchetarasivka.
In the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson directions, the enemy is conducting positional defense, improving fortification equipment and logistical support of advanced units, continuing to fire artillery at the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements on the right bank of the Dnipro River. In order to clarify the positions of Ukrainian troops and adjust the artillery fire, enemy UAVs conduct aerial reconnaissance.
Russian forces used tanks and artillery to shell areas of Kachkarivka, Tokarivka, Antonivka, Chornobaivka and Kherson.
According to available information, the command of the Russian occupying forces plans to redeploy separate units that retreated from the right bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region to continue hostilities in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Newly mobilized soldiers, most of them making up these units, are very indignant at the prospects for the implementation of the mentioned plans.
In the Luhansk region, Russian occupiers are setting up additional checkpoints to identify and detain deserters.
On November 18, in the settlements of Vasylivka, Novobohgdanivka and Mykhailivka (Vasylivka district) and Komysh-Zoria in the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporizhzhya Region, the results of Ukrainian strikes were confirmed. More than 160 occupiers were wounded. About ten pieces of military equipment and an ammunition depot were destroyed. Information about casualties is being clarified.
Over the past 24 hours, Ukrainian soldiers shot down an Orlan-10 UAV and hit the enemy's command center and ammunition depot.
Photo: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine