21 NOVEMBER 2022
Donetsk Oblast is the most brutal area on the frontline at the moment: the Russian forces have somewhat decreased their assault activity due to bad weather, but have not reduced the intensity of attacks.
Source: Hanna Maliar, Deputy Minister of Defence, during the 24/7 national joint newscast
Quote: “After Kherson was liberated, it became quite a demoralising factor for the Russian soldiers and the Russian society, so they are looking for a place of application of force, so that there is at least tactical news to raise their spirits.
They are currently concentrating their efforts in the east [of Ukraine – ed.], and first of all, the hottest spot is Donetsk Oblast.
Only bad weather prevents them from carrying out attacks with the same intensity as they did last week. In the second half of last week, the Ukrainian Armed Forces repelled hundreds of Russian attacks a day on the Donetsk front.
Now, due to the weather the number [of assault attempts – ed.] has slightly decreased, at the same time the number of attacks has not decreased: there are almost 400 attacks per day [according to the latest data – ed.] along the entire eastern front.”
Details: Maliar noted that the Russian occupiers never gave up the dream of reaching the administrative borders of Donetsk Oblast, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled all attacks effectively.
“The price of the enemy not advancing is very high,” added the Deputy Minister.