Overview:

  • Explosions rock northeastern Ukraine, killing a seven-year-old and two others
  • Putin complains about the “justice” and “plundering” of the West and hopes for another six years
  • The United Kingdom calls Russia’s advances in Avdiivka “probably the biggest” success since the spring, but Ukraine is keeping a wide logistics corridor open
  • AFU troops hold positions on the left bank of the Dnipro
  • Russian attacks destroy a business in Zaporizhia
  • Zelensky hints at secret plans to ‘ensure Russia feels the full might of Ukraine’

Russian artillery killed three people, including a young girl, and injured three others in the Sumy region

Three civilians were killed in the northwestern Sumy region after Russian mortar and artillery fire rained down on several towns there on Tuesday.

According to the regional administration on Facebook, around 106 explosions were registered in the region and 22 grenade attacks on border areas and settlements.

The social media post noted that the municipalities of Krasnopillja, Yunakivka, Bilopillja, Khotin, Velyka Pysarivka, Seredyna-Buda and Svesa were hit.

“Seredyna-Buda Municipality: Shelling was carried out with mortars (11 explosions), artillery (3 explosions) and MLRS (7 explosions). As a result of the shelling, three people died, including a seven-year-old girl who died in hospital from her injuries. “Three people were injured,” regional authorities reported.

Putin steadfastly describes his invasion of Ukraine as a “fight for sovereignty and justice.”

In what the Associated Press In what was described as a “rant” in the run-up to March’s presidential election, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin launched an attack on Ukraine’s allies, claiming that Western aid amounted to an attempt to “dismember and plunder” Russia.

Without irony, he described Russia’s unprovoked land grab in Ukraine as “our fight for sovereignty and justice.”

The AP noted that Putin is now the longest-serving Kremlin leader since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin as he seeks another six-year term. Stalin led the Soviet Union for about 30 years. Putin was Russia’s prime minister for about five years and president for almost 20 years.

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“They say that Russia is a ‘prison of nations’ and that Russians are a ‘slave nation.’” “We have heard that many times over the centuries,” Putin said in his speech. “Now we have also heard that Russia apparently needs to be ‘decolonized’. But what do they really want? They want to dismember and plunder Russia. If they cannot do it by force, they sow discord.”

Operations: Avdiivka

Britain’s Ministry of Defense said in its public intelligence update on Tuesday that Russia’s reported two-kilometer advance toward the Avdiivka industrial zone “while modest, likely represents one of the largest Russian advances since the spring of 2023.”

The update adds: “Although Avdiivka has become a prominence or bulge of the Ukrainian front line, Ukraine maintains control over an approximately 7 km wide territorial corridor through which it continues to supply the city.”

According to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) on Tuesday, Russia has made “marginal” gains around the Avdiivka industrial zone, citing geolocated footage:

Russian sources attributed these advances to the transfer of military vehicles from the Russian 239th Tank Regiment (90th Tank Division, 41st Combined Arms Army). [CAA]Central Military District [CMD]) to the front. Several Russian bloggers claimed that Moscow forces had advanced 1.5 kilometers east of the city’s coking plant and chemical plant.

Zelensky says Ukraine is “preparing some serious, long-range things”

“Today I held a separate meeting with the Minister of Strategic Industries of Ukraine, and I can say that it was optimistic,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his evening address. “Among other things, we are preparing some serious, long-range measures to ensure that the occupiers feel the power of Ukraine.”

The president also assured Ukrainians that while the country’s air defense systems will never be enough, they will be “very effective” against further Russian attacks as winter approaches.

“There is clearly a need to develop and strengthen our mobile fire groups and have highly effective air defense systems. We have examined the work of Patriots and NASAMS separately – everything is extremely effective, and I am grateful to the partners who support us specifically in these systems,” said Zelensky.

Operations: Dnipro River and Zaporizhia region

The ISW reported on Tuesday that Ukrainian forces held their positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River on Tuesday and attacked near Poyma (4 km inland from the Dnipro River) and in a forest area near Krynky (2 km inland). would have.

“Moscow troops continued their efforts on Tuesday to dislodge AFU units from “firmly entrenched” positions on the eastern bank,” ISW analysts wrote, citing Russian sources.

A “prominent Russian miblogger” wrote that fighting is still raging in Krynky and that Kremlin forces are “concentrating significant manpower along the Poyma-Krynky line.” According to these sources, units present in these areas include elements of Russia’s 810th Guards Marine Brigade (Black Sea Fleet) and 61st Marine Brigade (Northern Fleet).

Meanwhile, Russian sources reported Tuesday in the city of Zaporizhzhia that Moscow’s airstrikes destroyed a company “that probably deployed an Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile,” ISW wrote.

Deployments: Luhansk and Kharkiv regions

Russian troops reportedly made advances on Tuesday along the Kupiansk-Svatove-Kreminna line, which stretches from the occupied Luhansk region to the Kharkiv region. Geolocated footage released on Monday and Tuesday appears to show Moscow’s troops advancing north of Synkivka (9 km northeast of Kupiansk) and west of Pershotrovneve (20 km northeast of Kupiansk), ISW reported.

John Moretti

John Moretti is a freelance journalist and author who divides his time between Europe and the United States. He has also spent more than a decade working with companies protecting travelers from health and safety emergencies abroad. His academic background is in Eastern European studies, international public policy and counterterrorism.

Source : www.kyivpost.com

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