Nikolaev-Kherson direction situation as of 13.00 November 11, 2022
The Russian Ministry of Defense officially announced the completion of the a Russian Armed Forces retreat from the right bank of the Dnieper: the last equipment and personnel completed the transfer at 5 am. According to military correspondent Alexander Sladkov, over 20 thousand personnel and 3.5 thousand pieces of equipment were withdrawn.
Apparently, reports from the field were submitted this way, because there are enough personnel with captured equipment. Another question is that this equipment could be out of order for a long time, and its evacuation seemed inappropriate.
▪️Thanks to the competent actions of air defense systems and engineering units, it was possible to slow down the advance of enemy troops and protect our own units during the march and crossing.
Troops to the last assisted in the evacuation of civilians. The crossings were hit by 5 massive strikes with HIMARS rockets, Russian air defense shot down 28 shells, and 5 more were deflected from targets by means of electronic warfare.
Two tanks, two self-propelled artillery mounts, three armored combat vehicles, more than twenty Ukrainian servicemen were blown up in the minefields. Loitering ammunition “Lancet” and MLRS fire destroyed three 155-mm towed howitzers M777, two infantry fighting vehicles and three enemy pickup trucks.
Russian artillery and air strikes, the use of mines and explosive barriers stopped Ukrainian units 30-40 km from the area of crossings across the Dnieper. We plotted this radius on the map and noted which settlements are already under the control of Ukrainian troops.
Throughout the withdrawal operation, a wide network of informers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Security Service of Ukraine, in a hurry to get “indulgence”, transmitted data on the routes of transfer and the location of Russian military personnel.
As part of the formations advancing on Kherson, there are units of the 28th, 60th, 61st and 63rd OMB of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Polish mercenaries, as well as militants of the Sheikh Mansur battalion.