Armed Forces enter front line on right bank of Dnipro in counter-offensive, liberating almost 200 settlements

17 November 2022, 05:11 PM
General Staff announced the results of the counter-offensive in the south of Ukraine (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Facebook)

General Staff announced the results of the counter-offensive in the south of Ukraine (Photo:General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine/Facebook)

Ukrainian forces have already established a front line along the right bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast and have liberated nearly 200 settlements, Oleksiy Hromov, a senior General Staff official, said during a briefing on Nov. 17.

“During the offensive operation, our troops entered the front line along the right bank of the Dnipro River, liberating up to 5,580 square kilometers of our territory and 198 settlements,” Gromov noted.

Last week, the Russian Federation announced the complete withdrawal of its occupation forces from Kherson and the right-bank part of the oblast. The Russians were forced to take this step in order to preserve the remnants of its Kherson Oblast garrison, who were under siege and facing a Ukrainian counter-offensive in that direction.

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The first units of the Ukrainian army entered the city of Kherson on Nov. 11, and were met by joyful local residents.

The Ukrainian military maintains fire control over the supply routes of the remaining Russian forces on the river’s left bank, Operational Command South reported.

Russian troops formerly stationed in Kherson may be moved to Donbas to reinforce Russia’s position in Donetsk Oblast, as well as the Luhansk and Zaporizhzhya directions, the General Staff warned earlier.

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