Ukraine foils repeated Russian attempts to dislodge forces from east bank Kherson bridgehead

Russians try to push Ukrainian military back from footholds on the left bank of Kherson Oblast
Russians try to push Ukrainian military back from footholds on the left bank of Kherson Oblast

Russian forces are trying to push Ukrainian troops from their footholds in Kherson Oblast on the east bank of the Dnipro River, Serhiy Bratchuk, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian Volunteer Army South, said on Ukrainian national television on Dec. 10.

To do this, they began to throw small groups of landing troops at the rear of the Ukrainian Armed Forces units.

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"The enemy is trying to change tactics every day, enemy artillery and aviation are very active," Bratchuk said.“The enemy has been trying to throw small groups of troops using vehicles to the rear of our units, but they’re failing. After appropriate artillery preparation and aviation pressure, the enemy's equipment and this landing party are destroyed.”

The Marine Corps officially confirmed on Nov. 17 that Ukrainian soldiers had gained a foothold on several bridgeheads on the occupied east bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast. According to their data, during the operation, they have already destroyed more than 1,000 Russian troops and dozens of pieces of equipment.

Ukrainian troops on the east bank of the Dnipro River were approaching the highway connecting Crimea to Melitopol, the former company commander of the Aidar battalion, Yevhen Dykyi, said on Nov. 26.

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