Ukraine intensifies attacks against Russian targets

Written by Jeppe W

Nov.13 - 2023 8:57 AM CET

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The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) has noted a significant intensification in Ukraine's military operations against Russian forces.

This escalation includes targeted strikes on military and logistical sites within both occupied Ukrainian territories and the Russian Federation itself.

Ukraine is increasingly focusing its military efforts on disrupting Russian operations in the occupied areas and within Russia.

These operations span across various strategic points, including military headquarters, logistics centers, and other critical facilities.

Recent Successful Operations

  • The Main Directorate of Military Intelligence of Ukraine reported a successful attack by Ukrainian partisans on a Russian military base in Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, on November 11. This strike resulted in the death of at least three officers from the FSB and Russia's National Guard.

  • This report follows the attack on the former head of the "People's Militia" of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic ("LPR") on November 8.

  • Additionally, Ukrainian forces struck a Russian military base in Skadovsk, Kherson region, and targeted facilities of the Black Sea Fleet in Crimea on November 9.

  • On November 11, Ukraine executed three strikes in the rear and conducted guerrilla attacks within Russia.

Protracted Campaign in Crimea

Since the summer of 2023, Ukrainian troops have been conducting a series of strikes aimed at the occupied Crimea, indicating a long-term strategic campaign to weaken Russian military presence and capabilities in the region.

The recent escalation in Ukrainian strikes reflects a strategic shift in Ukraine's approach to the conflict. By extending their military actions to include targets within Russia, Ukraine is demonstrating a robust and proactive stance against Russian aggression.

This intensified campaign may significantly impact the dynamics of the ongoing conflict, potentially altering the balance of power in the region.

In summary, Ukraine's recent military actions signal a heightened phase of the conflict, with direct implications for both the occupied territories and the Russian Federation. These developments indicate a potential shift in the trajectory of the ongoing wa

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