General Staff operational report November 20, 2022 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 270th day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 20.11.2022.

During the current day, units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of Russian troops 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, Russian soldiers launched 2 rocket attacks on the civilian infrastructure of the city of Kupyansk and carried out about 10 MLRS attacks on the positions of Ukraine 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 Ukraine.

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  • In the border areas of Bryansk and Kursk regions, Russian troops continue to maintain separate units of their troops.
  • In the Slobozhanskyi direction, Russian military shelled the areas of Dvorichna, Ohirtseve, Strilecha, Staritsa and Chaykivka settlements of the Kharkiv oblast.
  • In the Kupyansk and Lyman directions, the Russian army 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, Russia 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, Russian servicemen are defending themselves. The areas of Vyshchetarasivka, Hulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka, Zaliznychne, Novopil, Orihiv and Chervone settlements of the Zaporizhzhia oblast were affected by Russian artillery fire.
  • In the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson directions, the Russian army 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, Russian soldiers continue to engage in looting and robberies. Local residents are deprived of personal cars, motorcycles and even bicycles.

The Russian army continues to suffer losses. So, about 100 wounded servicemen of Russian 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 Russian manpower on November 19. Russian troops 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 Russian equipment was destroyed near the village of Syrotyne, Luhansk oblast.

During the current 24 hours, the Ukrainian aviation made 6 strikes on Russian positions: 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 of Ukraine hit 2 control points, an ammunition warehouse, an area for the concentration of personnel and anti-aircraft weapons, and 2 other important objects of Russian military .

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

See also: At least 8,311 Ukrainian civilians were killed, including 437 children during the war

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