Separate units of the Russian troops are leaving the temporarily captured settlements in Kherson region and are heading towards Crimea; the personnel of units located near Kreminna in Luhansk region are planning to retreat from their positions.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said this in its operational update as of 18:00, on November 15, Ukrinform reports.
According to the General Staff, the enemy is focusing efforts on attempts to disrupt the actions of the Defense Forces in certain directions, trying to hold the temporarily captured territories,
The invaders continue to fortify defensive positions on the left bank of the Dnipro and conduct offensive operations in the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka directions.
During the current day, Russian troops launched a massive missile attack on the military and civilian infrastructure of several regions across Ukraine. Data on results of work of Ukraine’s air defense forces and the consequences of enemy attacks on critical infrastructure facilities are being clarified.
It is noted that the Russian forces continue to shell the positions of Ukrainian troops along the contact line
In the Volyn and Polissia directions, the situation has not changed significantly. The Republic of Belarus continues to support the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine. It accepts and hosts Russian military and provides training grounds for them. There is still a threat of missile and airstrikes from the territory of the Republic of Belarus.
In other directions, the enemy launched attacks:
in the Siverskyi direction, the enemy hit the areas of Ryzhivka, Kindrativka and Slavhorod of Sumy region with barrel artillery;
in the Slobozhanske direction, the invaders used mortars, barrel and rocket artillery to shell the areas of Starytsia and Bochkove;
in the Kupiansk and Lyman directions, Russian troops shelled the areas of Nevske, Kyslivka, Rozdolivka, Ploshanka, Makiivka, and Spirne, using the entire range of artillery;
in the Bakhmut direction, the enemy attacked the areas of Bakhmut, Bilohorivka, and New York, using tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery;
in the Avdiivka direction, Russian troops shelled the areas of Novomykhailivka, Vodiane, and Nevelske with various types of artillery;
in the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions, the invaders shelled the areas of Prechystivka, Pavlivka, Vremivka, Zaliznychne, Stepnohirsk and Mali Shcherbaky with mortars, barrel and rocket artillery;
in the Kherson direction, the Russians fired mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the area of Dobra Nadiya settlement.