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​The UK Defense Intelligence Analyzed the Ongoing Military Operations and Artillery Dynamics in the Lower Dnipro River Region

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The tensions escalated around the banks of the lower reaches of the Dnipro River / Photo credit: The 95th Air Assault Brigade
The tensions escalated around the banks of the lower reaches of the Dnipro River / Photo credit: The 95th Air Assault Brigade

The tensions escalated around the banks of the lower reaches of the Dnipro River

Over the last week fighting has intensified around the banks of the lower reaches of the Dnipro River. Ukraine has given higher priority to operations in this sector, building up small bridgeheads on the east bank it has controlled since the summer, the UK Defense Intelligence reports.

Russia has likely been alert to the possibly of attacks across the river since it withdrew its forces from the western bank 12 months ago. The area is under the control of the newly established 18th Combined Arms Army, after some of the units previously in the area were diverted to the Orikhiv axis to the east.

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The lower reaches of the Dnipro River Defense Express The UK Defense Intelligence Analyzed the Ongoing Military Operations and Artillery Dynamics in the Lower Dnipro River Region
The lower reaches of the Dnipro River / screenshot from DeepStateMap

As in most sectors, a decisive factor is almost certainly the combatants’ ability to bring accurate, intense artillery fire to bear. Initial indication suggests that russia has maintained a significant artillery capability within range of the river.

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