Russian troops advanced into Marinka, managing to take control of two more neighborhoods

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Russian troops advanced into Marinka, managing to take control of two more neighborhoods

The next day of a special military operation did not bring significant changes to the situation on the line of combat contact; Russian troops continue the operation in the Avdeevka area, and an offensive is also underway near Kupyansk and Artemovsk. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports a difficult situation in the Donetsk direction and in Kupyansky, but there is no information about any breakthroughs. The weather intervened again; snow fell in the Kharkov region, and a lot of it.

Near Kupyansk, the main combat operations are taking place in the Sinkovka area; ours report a series of attacks on the positions of the 41st mechanized and 57th motorized infantry brigades of the Ukrainian Armed Forces; there is no data on counterattacks from the Ukrainian army. In Krasno-Limansky, too, without much change, there is progress in the Kremennaya area, ours repelled two counterattacks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the enemy suffered heavy losses.

In Donetsk, the main events are developing in the Avdeevka area; from the southern direction, fighting continues in the dacha village "Vinogradniki", and there is also progress in the industrial zone. It is noted that the only road along which the city garrison is supplied is under the fire control of Russian troops and is clogged with burnt and damaged Ukrainian equipment.



There are also battles in the areas of Kurdyumovka and Kleshcheevka, where ours went on the offensive and are regaining previously lost positions. The Ukrainian Armed Forces are also talking about the battles near Kleshcheevka; ours repelled two attacks near Kurdyumovka. By the way, our successful attacks were carried out in the Marinka area, taking two more blocks of this settlement, which had been wiped off the face of the earth. According to reports from the front line, there are approximately 750 meters left to the end of the city, but they still need to be covered.


In Yuzhno-Donetsk, ours successfully attacked in the Novomikhailovka area, taking control of all the heights south of the settlement. In Zaporozhye, oncoming battles in the Rabotino area, near Novoprokopovka, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were covered.

In the Kherson direction, fighting continues in the Krynok area, where the remnants of the Marines from the 35th and 36th brigades of the Ukrainian Naval Forces are settled. The enemy is suffering losses, but still holds the “bridgehead”. The onset of cold weather made adjustments; it became more difficult to transfer reserves to the enemy.

Total losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces per day in all directions: personnel killed and wounded - 670 people, 4 units of armored vehicles, 6 units of field artillery.
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    1. +7
      November 21, 2023

      Russian General Frost is coming
      Large front-line report on November 14-20, 2023 from Marat Khairullin (text version).

      One of the most important events now at the front is the intensification of military operations on our side near Bakhmut. However, it must be considered in conjunction with the situation on the Torsky ledge (Krasno-Limansk direction) and the Kupyanskaya arc (the Sinkovka-Olshany-Pershotravnevoe-Kislovka-Novoselovskoe line). 
      In recent weeks, the Kupyanskoye and KrasnoLimanskoye directions have disappeared from news reports, and, meanwhile, very important and significant events are taking place here. And today we’ll try to sort them out and understand 
      especially in the context of the fighting near Bakhmut. But before we get to the analysis, a little trench mythology. She's really on topic. 
      Now there is a sharp cooling at the front, continuous rain mixed with sleet. The real thaw has arrived. Compared to last year, the warm and dry weather lasted almost until the New Year. And in this case, November is not over yet, and it’s already freezing. Why is it important?
      The fact is that any veteran will say that dill really doesn’t like fighting in bad weather. Getting him out into the cold is quite a task. And if you look at the experience of combat operations, then the Ukrainian army suffered the biggest defeats precisely during the cold period or the peak of the thaw. 
      For example, at the beginning of the North-West Region, when there were extreme colds, unusual for these places, almost until the May holidays. Or the same Bakhmut operation.  
      This statement, of course, is so-so from the point of view of exact science. But at the same time, it will be difficult for a careful observer to deny that our planners use the weather factor in their calculations. Very often our operations hit the mark with this very factor. For example, the same “counterattack”. From the end of May to August the heat peaks in Zaporozhye. And even open, flat terrain. And in these conditions, just walking in the sun is a problem, but now imagine a Ukrop attack aircraft, who, in armor and thick clothing, is carrying 30 kg - weapons, ammunition, water, finally. 
      The height of Ukrop’s “cannibalism” towards its own soldiers was the attempt to reach Verbovoy and Novoprokopovka, bypassing Rabotino. There, dill had to cut 5-10 kilometers through fields and heat just to reach their starting positions. Can you imagine the state in which they had to go into battle? One could pay tribute to the courage and perseverance of the Ukrainian fighter. If it weren't so stupid, idiocy would cause neither respect nor sympathy. 
      Who's so smart and planned a counterattack like that? NATO would-be generals and that same Zaluzhny? Or personally a clown whom the dill should curse just for this one episode.
      And, on the contrary, at the very peak of the heat, ours calmly gave the initiative to the dill almost along the entire front (don’t forget, Syrsky frolicked there and massively destroyed his soldiers near Bakhmut).
      And in August, ours unexpectedly jumped forward at the Kuzemovsky bridgehead, and then went forward near Kupyansk. Let me remind you that this is the northern outskirts of the front, and there are many forests there. That is, it's cooler. It turns out that as the heat subsided, ours slowly began to work, rocking the Ukrainian defense. 
      Of course, nothing can be said 100% here - the planners of the General Staff [unlike the Sumy Maidan activist PadalYaki and other military bloggers-Svinchukov-Rydars, 99% of the well-known LOM-voenkurv were not even at the front for a year, therefore they are not aware of anything other than tsipso-gossip, approx. ed.] people are modest and taciturn, but, nevertheless, the Ukrainians at the end of August simply shouted in their propaganda how much they needed a thaw. And then everything will calm down and they can catch their breath. The vector of this collective groan of the Ukrainian generals who had shit themselves was, of course, directed towards the West - it’s okay, now we’ll rest, recharge and again we’ll destroy our people. The main thing is to drive further the loot, the equipment and your remaining shells.  
      And here is another ambush - ours are not going to sit out in the mud, but on the contrary are gradually increasing pressure along the entire front line. That is, whatever one may say, the weather factor must be taken into account - the General Staff of the Air Force increases pressure at the very peak of the autumn slush.
      For now, let’s take a break from Avdeevka and look at the Bakhmut line. Here, on one side, ours began to align the front line along the conditionally southern face - the Orekhovo-Vasilievka-Bogdanovka-Khromovo-Ivanovskoye line. 
      Let me remind you that a few weeks ago ours from Orekhovo-Vasilievka reached Bogdanovka and gained a foothold. And now from the side of Berkhovka, Yagodny and, in fact, Bakhmut itself, they are aligning the front line on the other side along the Bogdanovka-Khromovo-Ivanovskoye line. 
      Now, if you look to the north, then the Russian Army is carefully increasing pressure on the conditionally western direction towards Seversk along the Minkovka-Vasyukovka-Razdolovka line.
      That is, if you look at the map of this direction, ours are expanding the left (relatively southern flank) of the huge cauldron around Seversk. 
      On the other side of this conditional cauldron there is precisely the Torsky ledge, which our people have been trying to carefully expand all these weeks towards the Zarechnoye-Yampolovka-Terny-Nevskoye-Makeevka road.
      1. +7
        November 21, 2023
        Now let’s ask ourselves the question: if we are talking about the potential Seversky Cauldron, then what potential actions should dill take to eliminate the threat. Right. Throw us off both flanks, or at least from one. And this is precisely the essence of what is happening today. Probably the most fierce fighting on the entire front line is taking place on the Tor ledge. Our task is to be guaranteed to hold out here, the task of the Ukrainians is to throw us off at any cost. 
        And that’s why for the fourth week now the Ukrainians have been driving one brigade after another here. Moreover, the best of the last remained in reserve. They are trying to enter both head-on and from the side of Serebryansky forestry. 
        Ours responded by intensifying military operations on the Bakhmut flank for about the 6th week [actively using bomb strikes, by the way]. Why? It’s all very simple: the Ukrainians began to remove the brigades from near Chasov Yar and throw them here. Our men immediately went forward to Bogdanovka. Without weakening the intensity of the fighting on the Tor ledge, let me remind you that ours are also moving forward there all the time. 
        And what does it mean? That's right - Ukrainians are getting a domino effect. They cannot return the reserves from the Tor ledge back to Bakhmut and in the end they drag reserves from wherever possible - from Avdeevka, Ugledar and even Kherson. 
        And then they get the Avdeevka liberation operation. Plus, ours demonstrate that they can unblock the Ugledar direction at any time. 
        And, as I already noted, they are increasing pressure to the south, in particular, ours began to put pressure on the front to the right and left of the Staromayorskoye-Urozhaynoye line. Our people here are demonstrating initiative on the part of Priyutny (south) and Novodonetsky (north) in the direction of Velikaya Novoselovka.
        Here we need to add one more important touch to the whole picture. Our command on these two flanks of the so-called Seversk Arc somehow even demonstratively begins to concentrate troops. Both at the base of the Tor ledge and in front of Bakhmut. That is, it shows that at any moment we are ready to launch a massive attack [and this does not take into account that we still have 350-400 thousand soldiers in reserve, which NATO analysts also admit, and accordingly a huge number of new tanks, artillery, etc. ]. And this is very, very unpleasant for ukrov. 
        The fact is that each of these flanks of the so-called Seversk Arc is not just dangerous for breakthroughs. But the fact is that ours are able to break through even now on each of these flanks in several directions at once. 
        For example, near Bakhmut, ours can strike in the direction of Chasov Yar, going to the rear of the most important transport hub of Konstantinovka. Like Konstantinovka itself. Or they might just stupidly head in the direction of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk. Or start grinding in the direction of Razdolovka and Seversk. 
        In general, this most difficult, almost 50-kilometer line for the Ukrainians, on the one hand, has a very difficult configuration and at the same time a very small strategic depth - no more than 20 km. This, if anything, is less than that of Israel. It is enough just to gnaw a small hole in one place, and powerful reserves will immediately be introduced there. 
        Remember, in the summer there was information about the formation of special assault brigades or even a corps based on Wagner’s experience. The ambush here for the Ukrainians is that, as a result of their obstinacy, they have formed such a front configuration that a breakthrough in just one place will collapse not only the entire Bakhmut sector, but will also automatically collapse the opposite flank on the Tor ledge. 
        But the biggest problem for the enemies is that now they cannot retreat in any area. 
        As a result of incompetent actions, they have bled their army so dry that even if they retreat in one area, say, in the Donetsk direction, they will still not be able to level and stabilize the front. It will immediately begin to crumble in other areas. 
        In order to more or less stabilize the entire front, they will have to retreat (and very quickly) at least to Zaporozhye and Dnepropetrovsk.
        That is, the Ukrainians either need to sacrifice huge chunks of territory in order to stabilize the entire front in the long term. Or sit in the trenches, pray and hope for a miracle [like a living unicorn in the Mari forest]. For example, that we “will suddenly run out of shells, missiles, soldiers, fuel, toilets” - all at once, and ours will stop pushing forward. 
        By the way, all these stories about North Korean and Iranian shells are just a demonstration to Ukrovsky (read NATO) planners that the BC production base has expanded [although the Russian Military Industrial Complex already produces 15-20 times more shells than the entire West and by 2023 ~50- 60% of global projectile production, editor’s note], and there is no point in further organizing a competition. We will only repeatedly increase fire pressure. This is the essence of what is happening, if you look towards dill. 
        For us now, the main task is to finally grind the dill reserves. Here at the front there is an opinion that, despite the failure of the counter-offensive, not all of the Ukrainian reserves have yet gone to their forefathers. Now, during the muddy season, our people are actively and will solve this problem completely. Ours very carefully, gradually, as if testing the taste, are increasing pressure on the enemy’s defense. Demonstrating at the same time that they are ready to do this for the long haul, while minimizing their losses as much as possible. And at any moment they are ready to strike with large forces into any gap. 
        In this situation, the Ukrainians are trying to somehow distract us and ease the pressure with strikes in unrelated directions (suicidal “bridgehead” in Krynki, attack on Gorlovka). 
        But the very way they do it with all their might - in small groups, with whatever they were able to scrape together, suggests that the Ukrainians are in a desperate situation. There is no strength to turn the situation around, they are playing for the last chance.
        1. +4
          November 21, 2023
          they described the present and future realities directly in the artistic genre...... it’s good if everything goes like this
          1. +4
            November 21, 2023
            Quote: Tiksi-3
            straight into the artistic genre

            The fact of the matter is that only in the artistic.
          2. +3
            November 21, 2023
            Quote: Tiksi-3
            they described the present and future realities directly in the artistic genre...... it’s good if everything goes like this

            Quote: Practitioner23354df
            Quote: Tiksi-3
            straight into the artistic genre

            The fact of the matter is that only in the artistic.

            this piece was whistled from the vastness of the Abakan Internet...Abakan.city: Regional news and events
            http://news.abakan.city›index.php?load=1015045
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            Now, dear readers, we ask ourselves: if we are talking about a potential Seversky Cauldron, then what potential actions should dill take to eliminate the threat? Right. Throw us off both flanks, or at least from one.
            ...
            1. +3
              November 21, 2023
              Don’t shoot at the pianist. He plays what he can. And what will happen next, time will tell. About the dwindling forces of the sushniks, for now it’s pure artistic whistling
          3. -1
            November 21, 2023
            I only remember a more optimistic scenario about the interplanetary chess tournament in Vasyuki.
            Although, I liked it.
        2. +1
          November 21, 2023
          It's too good to be true. We would like to at least win something somewhere and drive the criminals away from long-suffering Donetsk. And here the authors have already reached Dnepropetrovsk. I can't believe it yet...
          1. 0
            November 21, 2023
            laughing A further 240.000 volunteers are currently being trained. Every month 40.000 soldiers graduate from training centers and training grounds. This year two armies were formed and two more were to be created before the end of the year. A reserve army has also been created. I think they are being staffed slowly and without any problems. The pressure will build
            1. 0
              November 22, 2023
              and the dill don’t continue to replenish and prepare?
              There are no fools sitting there, sir.
              1. -1
                November 22, 2023
                . and the dill don’t continue to replenish and prepare?

                They will definitely continue. However, their mobilization potential is coming to an end. According to new rumors, by the end of the year their plans were to mobilize 200 people. According to some sources, they managed to mobilize up to 000 people since August 18, according to others - much less. The mobilization plan of Ukraine from December to June is 140 people. The potential is slowly but steadily creeping down. Even if you believe the positive rumors for the whole world, it fell from 000 per month to 300
      2. +2
        November 22, 2023
        "The height of dill's 'cannibalism' towards its own soldiers"
        sir, did you serve in the army? claim that it’s worse in the summer, because it’s hot - it’s generally kindergarten, pants with straps. did you go on the attack, even at the training ground, in the rain, with the same 30 kg on your hump? or did they dig trenches in knee-deep water? Having sat out the entire summer, the entire dry period behind the “teeth of Surikin”, now the military leaders are feigning vigorous activity in the midst of the mud. Maybe soon the infantry will deliver shells to the guns, one at a time, from the experience of the Great Patriotic War? Or does the mud only affect the Ukrainians, but the hyperloops of ours?
    2. +1
      November 21, 2023
      Yes, burn out Krynki with thermal bars, along with everything else! And it’s time to thoroughly cultivate the opposite bank and adjacent hills!
    3. +5
      November 21, 2023
      Sorry, I’m already laughing hysterically at these headlines, despite the tragic circumstances. It's kind of surreal. How long will it take us to take Marinka, Avdeevka and stop the shelling of Donetsk? Troy was sentenced to nine years, according to Homer. Shall we catch up and overtake?
      I remember when they wrote about Marinka and Avdeevka back, they also asked questions about why the enemy was freely receiving military equipment and ammunition. Now these questions have stopped being asked.
      1. +2
        November 21, 2023
        Quote: Stinging_Nettle
        Troy was sentenced to nine years, according to Homer. Shall we catch up and overtake?
        In this case, we will lag behind, we will lag behind.
      2. +4
        November 21, 2023
        Quote: Stinging_Nettle
        Sorry, I’m already laughing hysterically at these headlines, despite the tragic circumstances. It's kind of surreal. How long will it take us to take Marinka, Avdeevka and stop the shelling of Donetsk? Troy was sentenced to nine years, according to Homer. Shall we catch up and overtake?
        I remember when they wrote about Marinka and Avdeevka back, they also asked questions about why the enemy was freely receiving military equipment and ammunition. Now these questions have stopped being asked.

        Yes, it’s a shame about the shelling of Donetsk. I would like to throw out the Banderaites as quickly as possible, but it is obvious that it really is not possible. Bye.
    4. +3
      November 21, 2023
      Quote from: dmi.pris1
      About the dwindling forces of the dry land, so far pure artistic whistling

      In this case, what does this mean about the strengthening of the Armed Forces of Ukraine? Or, for example, what indicates the stability of the APU?
      It may happen that your whistle may well qualify for the role of a soloist. So you personally should discuss artistic whistling with extreme caution.))
      1. +2
        November 22, 2023
        "Or, for example, what indicates the stability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine?"
        well, for example, the stability of the front line, or lbs, as it is bashfully called
        1. -1
          November 22, 2023
          However, the Armed Forces achieved very limited success during their “counter-offensive”, and our forces are currently achieving the same successes, but without a large-scale offensive. It’s not guaranteed, but we can assume that a turning point in our direction has already occurred back in September. It may become more obvious only with the passage of time, when the fracture develops into something more.
          1. 0
            November 23, 2023
            "and our forces are currently achieving the same successes, but without a large-scale offensive"
            Did I miss something, or was there a “large-scale offensive” somewhere? Where?
    5. 0
      November 23, 2023
      "...notent l'ingéniosité croissante des troupes russes..."
      Cette "technique ingénieuse" est vieille comme la guerre!
      14/18
      siège de forteresse, de châteaux forts etc cela a été utilisé de tous temps ( siège d'Ambracia déjà!), avant les explosifs il était utilisé du "carburant" sous forme de bois
      Cela a d'ailleurs un nom : "guerre de sape" ou "guerre de mine"

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