Russians mine Inhulets River to stave off Ukrainian counteroffensive, says ISW

23 July, 12:16 PM
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Invading Russian forces are actively mining the banks of the Inhulets River, likely in preparation for a Ukrainian counteroffensive in the Snihurivka-Zelenodolsk region in southern Ukraine, the U.S.-based Institute for the Study of War (ISW) wrote in their daily report on July 23.

The Inhulets river forms a natural border between Ukrainian-controlled Dnipropetrovsk oblast, and the Russian-occupied Kherson oblast.

The invaders also launched local ground strikes near the border between Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts.

In addition, the analysts also reported that Russian troops launched strikes east of Siversk, east and south of Bakhmut, and tried to advance northwest of Donetsk, but failed.

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At the same time, Ukrainian forces were engaged in limited positional fighting north of Kharkiv.

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