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​The UK Defense Intelligence: the Battle for Control in Kherson’s Lower Dnipro Islands Escalates

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The Armed Forces of Ukraine mastering river crossing on kayaks / Photo credit: Bild
The Armed Forces of Ukraine mastering river crossing on kayaks / Photo credit: Bild

Both sides have launched raids with teams in small boats against the islands and against the opposite riverbanks

Through the first half of September 2023, heavy fighting has continued around the islands in the lower Dnipro in Kherson region, which currently marks the front line, the UK Defense Intelligence reports.

Both sides have launched raids with teams in small boats against the islands and against the opposite riverbanks. There is a realistic possibility that russian operations in the area have been energized since the sector came under the responsibility of the newly created 40th Army Corps.

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Both sides have launched raids with teams in small boats against the islands and against the opposite riverbanks Defense Express The UK Defense Intelligence: the Battle for Control in Kherson’s Lower Dnipro Islands Escalates
Both sides have launched raids with teams in small boats against the islands and against the opposite riverbanks / screenshot from DeepStateMap

The number of forces involved are relatively small compared to other fronts; however, both sides see the area as strategically important. It also provides the opportunity to draw their adversary’s units away from the intense combat in Zaporizhzhia and Donetsk regions.

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