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Russo-Ukraine War - 29 November 2022 - Day 279

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On 24 February 2022, Ukraine was suddenly and deliberately attacked by land, naval and air forces of Russia, igniting the largest European war since the Great Patriotic War. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "special military operation" (SVO - spetsialnaya voennaya operatsiya) in Ukraine in response to the appeal of the leaders of the "Donbass republics" for help. That attack is a blatant violation of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine. Putin stressed that Moscow's goal is the demilitarization and denazification of the country. The military buildup in preceeding months makes it obvious that the unprovoked and dastardly Russian attack was deliberately planned long in advance. During the intervening time, the Russian government had deliberately sought to deceive the world by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

"To initiate a war of aggression... is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole." [Judgment of the International Military Tribunal]

The UK Ministry of Defence reported that over the last three months, Russian forces in Ukraine have likely largely stopped deploying as Battalion Tactical Groups (BTGs).

The BTG concept has played a major part in Russian military doctrine for the last ten years, and saw battalions integrated with a full range of supporting sub-units, including armour, reconnaissance and (in a departure from usual Western practice) artillery.

Several intrinsic weaknesses of the BTG concept have been exposed in the high intensity, large-scale combat of the Ukraine war so far. BTGs' relatively small allocation of combat infantry has often proved insufficient. Decentralised distribution of artillery has not allowed Russia to fully leverage its advantage in numbers of guns; and few BTG commanders have been empowered to flexibly exploit opportunities in the way the BTG model was designed to promote.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that Russian forces continue their armed aggression against Ukraine, they do not stop striking civilian infrastructure objects. Russia is trying to hold the temporarily captured territories, concentrates its efforts on restraining the actions of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, carries out engineering equipment of defensive lines and positions, continues to conduct offensive actions in certain directions.

The transfer of Russian personnel and military equipment to equip units that have suffered losses, as well as the formation of new units and units, continues.

During the day, Russian forces launched a rocket attack on civilian objects in the settlement of Kivsharivka, Kharkiv oblast, carried out 26 airstrikes and 10 MLRS attacks on the positions of Ukrainian troops. There is still a threat of Russian forces launching missile strikes against critical infrastructure facilities deep within the territory of Ukraine.

In the Volyn and Poliske directions, the situation remains without significant changes, no signs of the formation of Russian offensive groups have been detected.
The Republic of Belarus continues to support the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, provides its territory and airspace for launching missile and air strikes.

Russian units are conducting demonstration and provocative actions on the russian-Ukrainian border in the Siverskyi direction in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions. Russian forces fired mortars and barrel artillery, in particular in the areas of Yanzhulivka, Mykolaivka, Halahanivka of Chernihiv oblast and Vilna Sloboda of Sumy oblast.
In the Slobozhansk direction, in the border areas of the Belhorod region, Russia continues to hold groups of its troops. Fired from tanks, mortars and barrel artillery in the areas of settlements of Strilecha, Hlyboke, Zelene, Starytsa, Ohirtseve, Vovchansk, Budarka, Ambarne of the Kharkiv oblast. In the areas of the settlements of Zelene and Budarka, Russian forces used attack drones.

Russia is defending in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. It carried out shelling from tanks and the entire range of artillery in the areas of Orlyanske, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, Pishchane of Kharkiv oblast and Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka, Myasozharivka, Makiivka, Nevske of Luhansk oblast, as well as Yampolivka, Torske, Ozerne of Donetsk oblast.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas, Russia continues to focus its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. Fired tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of Siversk, Verkhnokamianske, Spirne, Berestove, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Bakhmutske, Soledar, Andriivka, Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast.

In the Novopavlivka direction, Russian forces fired artillery of various types at the positions of the Defence Forces of Ukraine and the areas of the settlements of Vuhledar, Neskuchne, and Prechystivka of the Donetsk oblast.

Russia is conducting defensive operations in the Zaporizhzhia direction. Conducted shelling from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery positions of the Defense Forces of Ukraine and areas of populated areas of Novopil, Donetsk oblast; Olhivske, Dorozhnyanka, Charivne, Hulyaipilske, Mala Tokmachka, Mali Shcherbaky of the Zaporizhzhia oblast, as well as Vremiivka, Chervone of the Kherson oblast. In the vicinity of the settlements of Novopil and Vremivka of the Donetsk oblast, Russian forces used an attack UAV.

Russia is conducting a positional defense in the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson areas. Artillery shelling of units of Ukrainian troops and settlements on the right bank of the Dnipro River, in particular the city of Kherson, does not stop.

On November 27, it was confirmed that the Russian occupiers' manpower concentration areas were hit by fire in the settlements of Polohy, Tokmak, and Basan in the Zaporizhzhia oblast and Lutuhine in the Luhansk oblast. Russian losses amounted to 470 people wounded, about 50 units of military equipment of various types and ammunition storage were destroyed.

During the current day, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine carried out 9 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, and the positions of the anti-aircraft missile complex of the Russian occupiers.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation during a daily briefing reported that the Russian army repulsed the attacks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kupyansky and Krasnolimansky directions, eliminating a total of over 70 militants.

In addition, in the Donetsk direction, the Russian Armed Forces destroyed more than 100 Ukrainian servicemen, one tank, five armored combat vehicles and five vehicles.

The Russian military also hit 10 enemy command posts in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Kharkiv and Kherson regions, as well as the Ukrainian Osa-AKM air defense system in Makeevka in the Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), an AN / TPQ-37 counter-battery radar station near Nikolaevka in the DPR, a target designation radar station for anti-aircraft missile systems "Pelikan" in the Malomikhaylovka area of ​​the Dnipropetrovsk region, and a warehouse of missile and artillery weapons of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Belogorye, Zaporozhye region.


Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke about the need to integrate new regions into the Russian judicial system as soon as possible - the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. According to him, this is a very serious amount of work.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that Moscow and Washington are not conducting a dialogue on Ukraine, but periodically exchange signals about what is happening during the conflict. As the diplomat explained, this exchange of signals cannot turn into a dialogue because of the difference in approaches.

The governor of the Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said that the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at Shebekino, the villages of Murom and Novaya Tavolzhanka. Damaged gas pipeline and power lines. There were no casualties as a result of the shelling.

In addition, the governor of the Kursk region, Roman Starovoit, reported on the shelling of the village of Tetkino from Ukraine. There were no casualties, but power supply facilities were damaged, so part of the settlement is de-energized.

Freelance adviser to the acting governor of the Kherson region Alexander Malkevich, in an interview with TASS, said that Ukrainian security forces rob the houses of teachers, workers and civil servants in the village of Belozerka and other settlements in the region, after which they settle there. According to him, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are preparing Kherson, which they have occupied, for a military base, building defensive fortifications and preparing it "for decommissioning."

The State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) of Ukraine announced the detention of the deputy mayor of Kherson, he is suspected of "collaborationism" and "working for the enemy." The identity of the official is not disclosed, however, according to the Ukrayinska Pravda publication, we are talking about Volodymyr Pepel.

The situation in Donbass

From the beginning of the day, Ukrainian troops opened fire in the direction of Donetsk, as well as the settlements of Gorlovka, Panteleimonovka, Mineralnoe, Kashtanovoe, Golmovsky, Yakovlevka, Mayorsk, Yasinovataya, Ozaryanovka, Zaitsevo. In Gorlovka and Donetsk, multiple shelling injuries were noted, and there were wounded among civilians.

Assault detachments of the Wagner PMC established control over Kurdyumovka in the DPR and reached the Seversky Donets canal. In the coming days, we should expect the start of active fighting in the vicinity of Kleshcheevka and Experienced near Bakhmut.

The representative office of the LPR in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of Issues Related to War Crimes of Ukraine (JCCC) recorded shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. On the night of November 29, two UAVs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked a substation in the village of Chapaevka, damaging two transformers and the glazing of the substation.

In addition, Ukrainian militants fired on Svatovo using 122 mm MLRS. As a result of the attack, a woman died and 11 houses were damaged.

According to a RIA Novosti source, the security services of the LPR detained a resident of the republic who was transmitting information to Ukrainian intelligence about the location and movements of the Russian Armed Forces. Also, the media revealed that Andrey Vadimovich Dinnik (Revenko) Dinnik (Revenko) was engaged in the recruitment of residents of the LPR.

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