The Armed Forces of Ukraine have repelled Russian attacks in Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts and have struck the positions of Russian forces and clusters of Russian military personnel, weapons and equipment from the air and from the ground.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 06:00 on 21 November
Details: Over the course of the past 24 hours, Ukrainian Armed Forces have repelled Russian attacks in the vicinity of Bakhmut, Bilohorivka, Kurdiumivka, Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Pervomaiske, Pidhorodne, Spirne, Stelmakhivka and Yakovlivka (Donetsk Oblast).
Russian forces have carried out 2 missile strikes, as well as over 60 attacks using multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS). Civilian infrastructure in the city of Kupiansk (Kharkiv Oblast) came under Russian fire.
There were no changes on the Volyn, Polissia and Sivershchyna fronts. There is no evidence that Russia is gearing up for a new offensive from the north.
Units of Russian forces are performing tasks to secure the Russian-Ukrainian border in Belgorod Oblast (Russia) on the Slobozhanshchyna front. The Russians are also carrying out demonstrative and provocative actions in the area. They deployed mortars to fire on areas in and around Ambarne, Bochkove, Veterynarne, Ohirtseve and Starytsia (Kharkiv Oblast).
On the Kupiansk and Lyman fronts, Russian forces are defending their current positions. They shelled areas in and around Krokhmalne and Tabaivka (Kharkiv Oblast); Makiivka, Nevske, Novoselivske, Ploshchanka and Stelmakhivka (Luhansk Oblast); and Berestove (Donetsk Oblast).
On the Bakhmut and Avdiivka fronts, the Russians are focusing their efforts on conducting an offensive. They deployed tank guns, mortars and tubed and rocket artillery to fire on areas in and around Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Verkhnokamianske, Vesele, Klishchiivka, Kurdiumivka, Krasnohorivka, Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Ozarianivka, Opytne, Pervomaiske, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Spirne and Yakovlivka (Donetsk Oblast).
Russian forces are holding the line on the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia fronts. They shelled areas in and around Bohoiavlenka, Vremivka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva and Prechystivka (Donetsk Oblast); Dorozhnianka, Zaliznychne, Malynivka, Orikhiv, Stepove and Charivne (Zaporizhzhia Oblast); and the city of Nikopol (Dnipropetrovsk Oblast).
On the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson fronts, Russian forces are defending their current positions, reinforcing their defences and ensuring the efficiency of their ground lines of communication. They are deploying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to conduct aerial reconnaissance and uncover the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. They also fired tubed and rocket artillery on areas in and around Vesele, Vysuntsi, Klapaia and the city of Kherson (Kherson Oblast).
"The occupiers are illegally breaking into civilian homes and looting residents’ property under the guise of searching for sabotage and reconnaissance groups in the town of Liubymivka, on the temporarily occupied territory of Kherson Oblast," the General Staff has reported.
The General Staff has also confirmed that a column of Russian occupation forces was struck in the vicinity of Syrotyne in Luhansk Oblast. Russia’s losses have yet to be confirmed.
Russian forces are continuing to forcibly displace the residents of the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk Oblast; residents from Bilovodsk have been forced to move to the city of Luhansk.
Ukraine’s aircraft have carried out 6 strikes on Russian forces over the course of the past 24 hours: 3 on clusters of Russian personnel, weapons and equipment and 3 on Russian anti-aircraft missile systems.
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s Rocket Forces and Artillery have struck 2 Russian command posts, an ammunition storage point, 5 clusters of Russian military personnel, weapons and equipment, and 2 other critical military targets.