Report # 166. Russia saved its troops for another attacks

November 14,2022

1. Russia pulled back its troops from the right bank of Dnepr River

By 05.00 AM on 11 November, the operation aimed at redeploying Russian forces to the left bank of Dnepr River had been accomplished. The redeployment was carefully planned. It took place due to a limited bridgehead on the right bank and some difficulties in ammunition supplies across the river.

All military personnel, armament and hardware have been redeployed to the left bank of Dnepr River without any human and material losses.

A total of over 30,000 Russian servicemen, about 5,000 units of armament and hardware, as well as material means have been withdrawn. They will be used to deliver a decisive blow at other directions

The units and formations of Russian Armed Forces, withdrawn from the right bank, have taken the defense lines and positions, fortified by engineering units.

Despite enemy's attempts to frustrate the redeployment of Russian forces, any casualties in personnel, armament, hardware, and material means have been prevented. Russian air defense and electronic warfare facilities have repelled all the attempts to launch missile strikes. 33 rocket-propelled projectiles launched by U.S.-manufactured HIMARS MLRS systems have been intercepted.

The operation of Russian artillery, aviation, and mine barriers has resulted in halting the Armed Forces of Ukraine or AFU units 30-40 km away from the area of the river crossing site over Dnepr. The manpower and hardware of the AFU on the right bank of Dnepr are currently being successfully neutralized by a long-range firepower.


2. The Kremlin:  Kherson remains part of Russia

The region’s legal status remains unchanged, says Dmitry Peskov as Russian forces redeploy across the Dnepr River

Speaking to journalists, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that “Kherson Region remains part of the Russian Federation, and this status is legally fixed and defined, and there can be no changes to this status.”


3. AFU damaged to key dam on Dnepr

The Kakhovskaya hydroelectric dam in Russia’s Kherson Region suffered “colossal” damage during attacks by the Ukrainian forces, a local official said.


The key infrastructure, located on the Dnieper River upstream from the city of Kherson, can still be fixed, but it’ll require some time, Vladimir Leontyev, the mayor of Novaya Kakhovka, the site of the hydropower plant and dam, told TASS on November 13. It’ll take at least a year to repair the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric dam in Russia’s Kherson Region, a local official added.

Moscow insisted that Kiev was attacking the facility in an attempt to cause major flooding in the Kherson area. The Ukrainian authorities have denied those accusations, claiming that Russia was itself planning to destroy the dam in a false-flag operation.

4. Russian Armed Forces continue the SMO special military operation

High-precision air-based missiles have destroyed an airpower depot of Ukrainian Air Force in Dubiyevka (Cherkassy Region).

In Kupyansk direction, two enemy company tactical groups, reinforced by nationalists, made two unsuccessful attempts to attack Russian forces towards Novosyolovskoye. Attacks launched by artillery and Army Aviation have resulted in causing large casualties among Ukrainian units, and driving them back to initial positions. Moreover, the neutralisation of the manpower and hardware of AFU has resulted in the frustration of the attempts made by two enemy company tactical groups to launch offensive operations towards Vladimirovka and Zmiyevka. In Krasny Liman direction, intensive action of Russian forces has resulted in repelling two attacks launched by up to one company tactical group of the AFU towards Makeyevka. Up to one Ukrainian company tactical group, reinforced by foreign mercenaries, made an unsuccessful attempt to attack the positions of Russian forces simultaneously from three directions near Stelmakhovka (Lugansk People's Republic, Russia).

Attacks launched by artillery and Russian aviation have resulted in halting the enemy units two kilometres away from the fore front of Russian defense line and driving them back to initial positions after causing casualties. Concentrated fire attacks launched by Russian forces have resulted in expelling the enemy to a minefield. Having suffered casualties, the enemy units were scattered. The enemy has lost over 70 personnel and militants, one tank, three armoured fighting vehicles, and two motor vehicles.

In South Donetsk direction, the AFU made unsuccessful attempts to halt the advance of Russian forces and to restore the lost positions by counterattacks near Pavlovka and Nikolskoye. Operational-Tactical and Army Aviation, Missile Troops and Artillery have neutralised 62 artillery units at their positions, manpower and military equipment in 183 areas. One U.S.-manufactured AN/TPQ-50 counterbattery warfare radar has been destroyed near Avdeyevka.  One radar for Ukrainian S-300 air defence missile system has been destroyed near Novotroitskoye. In Donetsk direction, successful offensive operations of Russian forces have resulted in the entire liberation of Mayorsk.

Within the counterbattery warfare, three U.S.-manufactured M-777 artillery systems, as well as up to 30 foreign instructors and mercenaries that formed part of the artillery crews, have been eliminated near Zaporozhye.

Operational-Tactical Aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces have shot down Mi-8 helicopter of Ukrainian Air Force near Peschanoye (Dnepropetrovsk Region).

In total, from February 24, 333 airplanes and 176 helicopters, 2,498 unmanned aerial vehicles, 388 air defense missile systems, 6,569 tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, 887 fighting vehicles equipped with MLRS, 3,577 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 7,202 units of special military hardware have been destroyed during the SMO.



Written by Vladimir P. Kozin


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