The Russian Ministry of Defense released a video of the country’s navy fighting with Ukrainian forces trying to land on the east bank of the Dnieper River.
“The enemy suffered casualties and lost military equipment in unsuccessful attempts to land on islands at the mouth of the Dnieper River. Most Ukrainian soldiers were killed on the spot, the survivors surrendered,” the Ministry said. Russian Defense announced on November 21.
The Russian Ministry of Defense said members of the Black Sea Fleet’s 810th Independent Guards Naval Brigade “are blocking all Ukrainian efforts to land on the east bank and islets on the Dnieper River.” “.
The video released by the Russian Ministry of Defense on the same day shows the country’s soldiers fighting the enemy in a riverside forest. In the video, Russian soldiers fire many types of weapons in the forest, but the outcome of the battle is unclear.
The agency also released a video showing Russian suicide drones (UAVs) attacking and destroying a number of Ukrainian weapons complexes on the west bank of the Dnieper River.
Fighting on the east bank of the Dnieper River has recently increased as Ukraine deployed many units across the river in an attempt to gain a foothold in the area. This activity took place in the context of Ukraine’s large-scale counterattack campaign being judged to have almost failed, as they only controlled a few villages and were unable to penetrate further Russian lines.
The Ukrainian army on November 19 announced that its units advanced 3-8 km on the east bank of the Dnieper River “depending on the terrain in the area”. However, it is unclear whether Ukraine has complete control over the areas after Russia withdrew from there.
Some Western experts believe that establishing a bridgehead on the east bank of the Dnieper River could allow Ukraine to attack deeper into Russian-controlled areas. However, this effort will face many challenges, because Ukrainian units, after crossing the Dnieper River, will be trapped between the river and swamps on one side, and Russia’s fortified defense lines on the other.
Vladimir Saldo, leader of Kherson province appointed by Russia, said Ukrainian units crossing the Dnieper River were blocked in the village of Krynki and faced “hell fire” from artillery, missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Russian small size.
Mr. Saldo said that Ukraine suffered heavy losses in the river crossing campaign, while the muddy terrain along the Dnieper River and superior superiority in manpower and firepower brought significant advantages to Russian forces in the area. .
Nguyen Tien (According to RIA Novosti, Reuters)