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Operational information on 20.11.2022


The two-hundred-seventy (270) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military large-scale invasion continues.

During the current day, units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of the settlements of Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region and Spirne, Yakovlivka, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne and Klishchiivka in the Donetsk region.

During the current day, the enemy launched 2 rocket attacks on the civilian infrastructure of the city of Kupyansk and carried out about 10 MLRS attacks on the positions of our troops along the contact line.
In the Volyn, Polissya, and Siverskyi directions, the situation remains without significant changes; no signs of the formation of offensive groups have been detected.

The republic of Belarus continues to support the armed aggression of the Russian federation against Ukraine, providing it with infrastructure, territory, and airspace. Airplanes of the Air and Space Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian federation fly almost daily in the airspace of the republic of Belarus. The MiG-31K aircraft, which takes off from the Machulyshchi airfield, is the carrier of hypersonic missiles, “Kynzhal”, capable of hitting objects throughout the territory of Ukraine. Because of this, we are forced to announce an air alert so often in all regions of our state.

In the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions, the occupiers continue to maintain separate units of their troops.

In the Slobozhansk direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Dvorichna, Ohirtseve, Strilecha, Staritsa and Chaykivka settlements of the Kharkiv region.

In the Kupyansk and Lyman directions, the enemy is conducting defense on the captured lines, firing mortars, barrels and rocket artillery, in particular in the areas of Krokhmalne and Tabaivka settlements of the Kharkiv region; Novoselivske, Makiivka, Ploshanka and Nevske in the Luhansk region and Berestove in the Donetsk region.

In the Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Novopavlivka areas, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. Conducts shelling from tanks and the entire range of artillery in the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Verkhnokamianske, Vesele, Vremivka, Vuhledar, Klishchiivka, Mayorsk, Opytne, Rozdolivka, Paraskoviivka, Soledar, Spirne and Yakovlivka settlements of the Donetsk region.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the occupiers are defending themselves. The areas of Vyshchetarasivka, Hulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka, Zaliznychne, Novopil, Orihiv, and Chervone settlements of the Zaporizhzhia region were affected by the enemy’s artillery fire.

In the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson directions, the enemy conducts positional defense and improves fortification equipment. Directed fire from tanks, barrels and jet artillery in the areas of the settlements of Antonivka, Veletenske, Novokairy, Novotyahynka, Ponyativka, Tokarivka, and the city of Kherson.

In the Kakhovsky district, the Russian occupiers continue to engage in looting and robberies. Local residents are deprived of personal cars, motorcycles, and even bicycles.

The enemy continues to suffer losses. So, about 100 wounded servicemen of the Russian occupation forces were brought to the city hospital of Skadovsk, in the Kherson region.

According to the updated information, fire damage was confirmed at the places of concentration of the enemy’s manpower on November 19. The invaders lost more than 100 people wounded in the settlements of Polohy, Kam’yanka, Mykhailivka (Vasylivskyi district), and Enerhodar of Zaporizhzhya region. About 20 units of military equipment of various types and 2 ammunition depots were also liquidated. In addition, a column of enemy equipment was destroyed near the village of Syrotyne, Luhansk region.

During the current 24 hours, Ukrainian aviation made 6 strikes on the enemy: 3 on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment, and 3 on the positions of anti-aircraft missile systems.

At the same time, units of missile forces and artillery of the Defense Forces hit 2 control points, an ammunition warehouse, an area for the concentration of personnel and anti-aircraft weapons, and 2 other essential objects of the occupiers.

Glory to Ukraine!