Ukraine’s Dnipro Gauntlet to the Russian Army

Incredibly difficult but impressively tactical

Shankar Narayan

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Armored Vehicles (Licensed image)

I’m all for bad news, especially the kind that gets those Russian military bloggers all riled up. I haven’t seen their disappointment hit this level in ages. Even when Russia took heavy hits in personnel and vehicles in Avdiivka, they still found something to cheer about. Some are still swearing that victory is reachable in Avdiivka.

But if you shift your focus just a tad west from Avdiivka to check out Kherson, things look quite different for them. The following text is from one of the prominent Russian military bloggers:

“In the Kherson direction, Russian military personnel tried several times to dislodge the enemy from Krynky on the left bank of the Dnipro. They managed to achieve some success, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces still maintain a foothold in the center of the village. Now fierce fighting continues in the area, and UAV’s are actively operating. In addition, the enemy maintains a bridgehead at the railway bridge to the west.”

Multiple sources, including ISW, have now confirmed Ukraine’s robust presence on the opposite side of the Dnipro River. While Ukraine has been conducting raids on the eastern banks of the Dnipro against Russian positions for months, what sets this apart from previous raids is the…

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Shankar Narayan

He didn't care what he had or what he had left, he cared only about what he must do.