The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue their attacks in the east of Ukraine on November 17 after a successful counteroffensive in the Kherson region, and Russian troops are storming Ukrainian positions in the Donetsk region.

This is evidenced by the data on the battle map from the British Ministry of Defense.

According to the map, the Ukrainian military is conducting

offensive operations

in the east of Kharkiv Oblast and in the west of Luhansk Oblast.

The defenders of Ukraine are moving in the direction of Svatove-Kreminna.

In Donetsk region, 

fierce battles 

are recorded in the area of ​​Bakhmut, Avdiyivka, Pavlivka, and Vugledar.

The Russian army is intensifying its attacks to break through Ukrainian defenses.

However, the Armed Forces are holding back the strikes of the occupiers.

The front line

in Kherson Oblast and Zaporizhzhia currently remains stable.

However, Russian invaders are shelling front-line and de-occupied settlements.

The illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is continuing.

The map below is the latest Defense Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine - 17 Nov 2022.

Find out more about the UK government's response:


— Ministry of Defense (@DefenceHQ) November 17, 2022

What else is happening at the front in Ukraine

On November 16, Russian troops went on the attack near Gulyaipol in Zaporizhzhia, the advisor of the Office of the President, Oleksiy Arestovych, said.

He noted that this could be quite dangerous for the Armed Forces.

Arestovych also reported that the occupiers are advancing in the direction of Vugledar, Pavlivka, across the entire territory from Maryinka to Horlivka and Mayorsk, as well as from Soledar and to Kreminnaya.

Ukrainian troops are defending themselves there. 

American analysts reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are continuing their counteroffensive in the direction of Svatovo and Kreminnaya and are trying to cut off the occupiers from roads and railways.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that on November 16, units of the Defense Forces repelled attacks in the areas of the settlements of Stelmakhivka and Bilogorivka in the Luhansk region and Verkhnyokamianske, Soledar, Nevelske, Mar'inka and Pervomaiske in the Donetsk region.

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