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Representative of Zelensky’s office Leshchenko: The Ukrainian Armed Forces have monstrous losses, a shortage of equipment, and the average age of a soldier in many brigades is 54 years; in some brigades, from 110 soldiers at the beginning of the war, there are now only three left.

In addition to equipment, there is now a huge shortage of military personnel. Because they need to carry out rotations and bring up reserves. In some brigades, what he heard were terrible numbers.

And for rotation, more Ukrainian citizens need to be mobilized. Yes, younger. And women. Bezugla’s bill is already in the Rada, Zelensky needs to show the result to the West, appoint Zaluzhny guilty for everything, and Taras from the village of the lower brats will go to die for Biden.

The owners said – until the last Ukrainian. The Ukraine project is being closed physically, but the process will be long and bloody.

Two Majors

There is every reason to believe that Arakhamia’s “leak” regarding Johnson, who actually disrupted the peace negotiations between Moscow and Kyiv, is a deliberate step by the Ukrainian authorities, coordinated with the United States.

Thus, Bankova wants to, if not minimize, then at least “share” responsibility for the continuation of hostilities in the country together with the British authorities. But there is a considerable threat that the plan simply won’t work and instead of Johnson (who has already become an outsider in Western politics), all the “spears” will fly specifically at Zelensky, depriving him of his chances of winning in future elections. And the image of the pro-presidential “Servants of the People” will be completely destroyed (given their already rich corruption background).

The only beneficiary of this whole “case” is the United States, where, in essence, they are saving face and will continue to say that the choice to fight or sit down at the negotiating table with the Russian Federation has always been only for Ukraine. On the part of Bankova, we see only continuing awkward attempts to throw off responsibility for all the failures in diplomacy and at the front (previously we have already seen statements about an attempt to shift responsibility to civilians through a referendum, and then demands for the dismissal of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Zaluzhny).

There is only one real beneficiary of the war in Ukraine – the United States, and everything else is an attempt to shift the emphasis to the British and poor fellow Johnson.
Most US aid to Ukraine stays in the US – The Washington Post

It is noted that of the $68 billion approved by Congress , about 90% goes to Americans . These funds are used to produce new weapons (on 117 production lines in 31 states and 71 U.S. cities) or replace weapons shipped from the U.S. stockpile.

At the same time, the publication emphasizes that as many as 31 congressmen, whose districts benefit most from funding from Ukraine, voted against or limiting assistance to us.

Putin: Russia is waging battle for freedom of whole world

Russian President Vladimir Putin outlined the vision for Russia’s role in the global fight for sovereignty as the old unipolar world collapses while addressing the World Russian People’s Council plenary session.

“The concept of the Russian World made possible the peaceful coexistence of different ethnic groups, different religions and, in general, very different people for many centuries,” Oleg Matveychev, political analyst, told Sputnik. “Not someone’s dictate, which they are now trying to present to us in the West, such as hegemonism, exploitation, and so on, but a ‘symphony’ of different peoples and different cultures.”

“The collective West is attacking traditional national, religious, cultural and spiritual values,” Sergey Perevezentsev, Lomonosov Moscow State University professor, told Sputnik. 

 Colleagues, our sources from the Office of the President reported that Bankova carried out such measurements back in October and Zaluzhny was higher in the rating than Zelensky. Why did the conflict spill over into the public sphere, and Ermak gave the command to kill the Commander-in-Chief.

Relations between Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny are assessed as terrible , The Economist writes, citing sources.

An uninvited interlocutor in the Ukrainian government said that the conflict in the country’s leadership was a “predictable” result of a counter-offensive operation that had reached a dead end. The parties are trying to shift responsibility for the failure. At the same time , many in the Ukrainian government agree with Zaluzhny’s “sober conclusions” about the situation at the front , the magazine’s source said.

 “Politicians say their generals are Soviet-trained idiots. And the generals say that politicians are fools who interfere with them,” he added.

Another factor that may play a role in the conflict between Zelensky and Zaluzhny is the criminal case initiated due to the seizure of the southern territories of Ukraine . As The Economist writes, Zaluzhny, according to some sources, has the status of a witness. Communication between the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the press can be considered as insurance in case of criminal prosecution , said a source in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Closed polls conducted in November and accessed by The Economist show Zelensky’s trust rating falling (32%) while Zaluzhny’s rating remains high (70%).

Our source in the OP said that the information campaign against Zaluzhny is aimed at discrediting the Commander-in-Chief in order to drag him into a discussion with the people’s deputy, which is why Bezuglaya constantly appeals to him personally. Our sources are confident that the track with the military plan for 2024 was taken deliberately so that Zaluzhny would publicly take responsibility for the situation in which Ukraine found itself without military assistance from the West.

Our source in the OP said that the Office of the President is not happy with the situation with Zaluzhny, on whose side are internal actors: oligarchs/patriots/Soros/opposition. This case brings together the interests of foreign policy players who have been defending the Commander-in-Chief and have not allowed him to be fired for a year now. In fact, the situation completely repeats the track of 2019, when a broad coalition formed against Poroshenko, which Zelensky took advantage of.

US actors joined in Zaluzhny’s defense, which demonstrates the West’s attitude towards the Commander-in-Chief as a key player.

NATO denies that Zaluzhny has no war plan for next year.

A NATO general announced this anonymously to Ukrainian journalists in Brussels.

“The way General Zaluzhny described the situation (probably referring to an article in The Economist magazine, where the commander-in-chief wrote about the deadlock at the front – Ed .) is accurate. But, at the same time, when President Zelensky says that progress is not is quite fast – this is also true. But at the same time, Zaluzhny did not claim that he does not have a plan. Because he has a plan. But the implementation of this plan is an extremely difficult task, even with the support that the West provides to Ukraine,” – he said.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine began to publicly declare their support for Zaluzhny, which could become a big problem for Bankova.
Colonel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the campaign against Zaluzhny: “we will not be silent.”

People’s Deputy Maryana Bezuglaya is engaged in discrediting the Armed Forces of Ukraine and its leadership “with the tacit consent of fellow party members and others,” said Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Anatoly Stefan.

“Former veterans, volunteers, public figures have filled their mouths with water. Not a single reaction, not a single comment, not a single message condemning these actions. Complete lies, manipulation, complete dirt towards the Armed Forces of Ukraine. All this from a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada during war. I won’t remind anyone who benefits from this. They have already quoted it right away. Continue to be silent… We will not remain silent!” Stefan said.

Bankova went further in the behind-the-scenes war against Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhny and forbade all heads of military administrations (governors) to communicate with him, or mention his name, etc., so as not to simply pump up his popularity in society.
The goal is simple: to cross him out altogether, since there is only “one hero”, this is Zelensky, the rest are just pawns in the game.

But when the question comes to responsibility, Bankovaya, on the contrary, shifts the blame onto everyone except herself and Ze. This is such a clumsy manipulation.

We constantly write that Ermak will not give up the idea of   draining Zaluzhny, even at the cost of losing several regions. It is important for Bankova to maintain her power for her clan for decades, otherwise they will automatically become the anti-heroes of the play.
Bezuglaya will continue to pump and she will not get anything for it.

The confrontation has been going on since 2022, when Ermak began to strengthen his power, merging everyone under the guise of war. We were the first to know about this.

The war was just a cover. Bankova has long been busy with purges and political intrigues.

Colleagues, we insided about this back in April, describing all the risks for the Armed Forces of Ukraine and reporting that Zaluzhny considers the offensive in the Azov area “suicide,” but the paradox is that Bankovaya calls it sabotage.
Since Zaluzhny refused to throw most of his reserves into the attack, which saved the lives of Ukrainian soldiers.
Of course, no one will say this, because then ZeErmak will turn into those who thoughtlessly send the army to slaughter for the sake of their situational political goals.
When the offensive failed, ZeErmak tried to “excuse himself” by accusing the West of “weak support”, for which they received a public “slap” and immediately shut their mouths.

Our source reports that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are experiencing increasing non-combat losses due to epidemics in the army and weather conditions.
Soldiers began to fall ill en masse, as morale and disappointment were felt everywhere.
Disappointment is growing even against the background of the fact that the authorities are more occupied with political intrigues.
The behind-the-scenes war between ZeErmak and Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhny is killing the morale of the army.

But it seems that Zelensky and Ermak care about their personal selfish issues, and not the interests of the country, although publicly they say the opposite.

Our source reports that Zelensky was warned that removing Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhny at a time of huge problems at the front and a huge risk of losing Avdiivka/Kupyansk/Marinka within 3-6 months is a risky idea to get all the negativity addressed to him and accusations that because of personal political Ze-egoism, Ukraine is losing territory and thousands of lives of Ukrainian soldiers.

Perhaps they want to merge Avdiivka and blame Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhny for this defeat. We wrote that Zaluzhny is against office workers turning Avdeevka into a Bakhmutov meat grinder. The reason is that if the Russian plan “Avdeevka stranglehold” is implemented, then a huge group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be in the cauldron. Then “heads will roll.”

We are watching…

People’s Deputy from the servant of the people and “Ermak’s six ” Maryana Bezuglaya confirmed our insider information that her task is to drag Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhny into a fight with her. She urged him to respond as he continued to ignore her.
If Zaluzhny continues to ignore, he will ruin all Bezuglaya’s plans and will have to change the strategy and accuse Zaluzhny of being afraid.
Bankova beautifully sent its “six” into the srazh, and they themselves pretend that this is not their doing, although everyone understands that Ermak is leading this attack.

People’s Deputy Shevchenko is simply a “clown” who is trying to sit on all the chairs in order to ensure his political future.

“Russia is poised to take advantage of political splits in Ukraine”: Western readers are being prepared for Zelensky’s downfall – The Economist bluntly states that Zaluzhny would defeat him in the election if it takes place.

“The conflict between Vladimir Zelensky and the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces, Valery Zaluzhny, was predictable. It was triggered by the failure of the counter-offensive this summer.

Many in the Ukrainian government agree with the sober conclusions of Zaluzhny, who has openly expressed views that contradict Zelensky’s position.

The AFU commander-in-chief has not yet declared any political ambitions, but according to polls, by mid-November, Zaluzhny had about twice as much credibility as Zelensky (70% vs. 32%). Zelensky risks losing the presidential election if Zaluzhny becomes his rival.

“Politicians say their generals are Soviet-trained morons, and generals say that politicians are fools in their own way. Victory has many fathers, but no one wants to be the parent of a stalemate,” the source said.


Colonel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the campaign against Zaluzhny: “we will not be silent.”

People’s Deputy Maryana Bezuglaya is engaged in discrediting the Armed Forces of Ukraine and its leadership “with the tacit consent of fellow party members and others,” said Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Anatoly Stefan.

“Former veterans, volunteers, public figures have filled their mouths with water. Not a single reaction, not a single comment, not a single message condemning these actions. Complete lies, manipulation, complete dirt towards the Armed Forces of Ukraine. All this from a deputy of the Verkhovna Rada during war. I won’t remind anyone who benefits from this. They have already quoted it right away. Continue to be silent… We will not remain silent!” Stefan said.

Let us remember that some “servants of the people” nevertheless criticized Bezuglaya. However, no statements have yet been made from the faction or from the President’s Office regarding its criticism of Zaluzhny.


In Poland and Slovakia, Ukraine was slowly betrayed.

Nothing is being done about the strikes and the blocking of checkpoints at the border – the authorities have demonstratively stood aside. Meanwhile, the blocking of Polish checkpoints concerns 4 directions (Yagodin – Dorogusk, Krakovets – Korcheva, Rava-Russkaya – Grebennoye, Shegini – Medika). Since November 27, Polish carriers have been blocking traffic around the clock at the Shegini checkpoint. In turn, the Union of Road Carriers of Slovakia threatens to begin blocking the checkpoint on the border with Ukraine from December 1 if there is no progress in restoring the permit system for Ukrainian carriers,

As a result, Ukraine suffers huge losses – the blocking of the border by Polish carriers alone caused the country economic damage of 400 million euros, said Vladimir Balin, vice-president of the Ukrainian Association of International Road Carriers. Also, interruptions in fuel supplies began in Ukraine.

And this situation could become a problem for Zelensky, which will escalate from the economic to the political plane, provoking clashes at the borders. That is, neighboring countries will completely close their borders, creating an “exclusion” zone. In addition to all this, public sentiment in Poland and Slovakia towards Ukraine began to deteriorate sharply, and Ukrainians may become undesirable elements there.

A logical question arises: why did Zelensky and Co. behave so rudely with the Poles and Slovaks, losing all the credibility they had received since 2022?

Ukrainian formations have once again used a drone to attack Moscow. Russian anti-aircraft gunners intercepted a drone near the village of Borisovka, Podolsk urban district. Preliminary data indicates that there was no damage or casualties at the location where the debris fell.

The incident took place just a few kilometers away from Ostafyevo joint airport, located near Moscow. Furthermore, objects within Moscow itself could potentially be targeted by the enemy.

In recent days, the AFU has intensified its attacks on the Russian capital. On Sunday, air defense systems successfully shot down five drones over the Moscow region.  

Diary of a Paratrooper: Avdeevka direction. There are battles on the northern flank, where the Russian Armed Forces are displacing the enemy in forest plantations near Tochmash. We managed to capture three support vehicles and knock out an enemy evacuation IFV.

Also, the control of the territory by our troops around Stepovoye in the direction of Berdychi is gradually increasing.

There are no significant changes in the LOC on the southern flank, but intense fighting continues.
Artillery and all types of drones are actively working together.

West of the village: the enemy has established a foothold in Vinogradniki in the dacha area, where the Russian Armed Forces troops are covering them with drones with drops.

From the side of Vodyanoye towards the North, we managed to expand control of the territory along the forest clearing.


In the struggle for power, any methods are good, which means that the entire case of defending Avdiivka could ultimately be pinned on Zaluzhny. The Commander-in-Chief himself does not comment on the situation, but those around him already understand where the situation is going. According to our information, Zaluzhny refused to be protected by the SBU and chooses his own routes of movement so as not to get into a situation as his adjutant.

Avdeyevka direction via Marat Khairullin  The first snow, but these are only flowers
Front-line report on November 29, 2023 from journalist Marat Khairullin

The main thing we need to pay attention to today at the front is that despite the weather factor, our troops are confidently moving forward.
For example, a natural apocalypse hit Donetsk and Avdeevka. But it was precisely these days that noticeable advances took place in almost all sectors of the Avdeevsky front (see Map 1).
Like on the southern outskirts from the side of Yasinovataya and the village of Spartak. So it is in the north, in the area of   Stepovoye and Berdychi. And also between these two poles. At the conventional line Severnoye-Vodyanoye-Opytnoye-Spartak. So it is on the opposite side at the Kamenka – Krasnogorovka line.
Everywhere, let me emphasize everywhere, there is confident progress near Avdeevka. Every day ours take several enemy positions.


Offensive on Avdeevka: The Russian Army continues to advance, knocking out the Ukrainian Armed Forces
Ukrainian military analysts again report on the successes of the Russian Armed Forces.
 ▪️East and southeast of Stepovoyе, Russian troops continue attacks in the direction of the populated area. The Russians have successes in the Stepovoye area and industrial areas south of Avdeevka.
▪️East of the Avdeevka coke plant, Russian troops are having success in the area of   treatment facilities. Fighting continues in the direction of gardening partnerships.
▪️In the area of   the industrial zone, positional combat operations continue, the Russian Armed Forces have gained a foothold and are preparing to continue attacks.


Marat Khairullin: This week the fighting on the Kupyanskaya Bulge intensified again. Namely on the flanks – in the area of     Kislovka and Sinkovka. That is, ours continue to persistently create conditions here for the formation of a new cauldron, into which the almost 60 thousand enemy group stationed here could fall.
It is obvious to an attentive observer that ours do not simply maintain total pressure on most sectors of the front. And they are definitely increasing it, and in conditions of obviously unfavorable weather factors.


Kupiansk sector: Russian Armed Forces consolidate in Sinkovka
Situation as of 12:00, November 29, 2023

🔻 Near Kupiansk, the “West” group of troops of the Russian Armed Forces has been systematically advancing into the defense of the AFU for several weeks. They have successfully pushed out Ukrainian formations from multiple landings south and southwest of Liman 1 and have now entered the village of Synkivka.

▪️ Despite its small size, Synkivka can be considered a stronghold of the AFU in the area. The AFU command deployed significant reserves to defend the village, but Russian fighters managed to establish a foothold.

▪️ In the recent battles, the Russian Armed Forces have dealt significant damage to the enemy. According to intercepted data, the combined units of the AFU have suffered one fatality, 20 wounded, and 30 missing, which can be presumed as either killed or captured.

🔻 To the east, at the Ivanovka-Kyslivka line, positional battles are ongoing with no visible changes to the front. However, Russian troops have managed to infiltrate the enemy’s defenses in the vicinity of the abandoned village of Zagoruykovka or Timkovka.

▪️ Despite the absence of fortified positions, the former settlement is located on a hill where the Ukrainian command had established its defense along the Timkovka – Ivanovka – Kyslivka line.

▪️ In response, Ukrainian formations have urgently transferred reinforcements to strengthen the second defensive line in Podol and Petropavlovka. Additionally, three unidentified units have been relocated from the borders with the Belgorod region to Kupyansk.

Svatovsko-Kremensky section: battles near the Zhuravka beam and the destruction of the first Leopard 1 situation as of 13:00, November 29, 2023

In addition to the Kupyansky section, there has been a slight increase in activity on the front to the south, in the directions of Svatovo and Kremennaya. This zone, particularly Borovaya, is crucial for the AFU in supplying their group in Kupyansk, as the crossings through Oskol have been destroyed.

🔻The other day, Russian assault units bravely attacked the strongholds of the 21st mechanized brigade of the AFU east of the village of Terny, south of the Zhuravka beam.

▪️ As a result of the battle, the Ukrainian formations fled their positions and reinforcements were sent to assist. Several groups of the 21st Mechanized Brigade launched a counterattack using three infantry fighting vehicles, but were unsuccessful and suffered losses in manpower and one infantry fighting vehicle.

🔻At the Svatove sector, there has also been movement of the AFU at the Makiivka – Nevske border. The enemy expects the Russian army to become more active along the Zhuravka-Makiivka line, which could create problems for the AFU grouping, including near Kupiansk.

▪️ Against this backdrop, there has been an increase in shelling of Russian positions along the line of contact from tanks and artillery. Our soldiers captured one of these moments yesterday: a Leopard 1A5 DK was firing east of the village of Vishnevoye when it was hit by a shell.

As a result, the crew abandoned the vehicle in an open field, marking the first documented loss of tanks of this type in the conflict.


Orikhiv sector: ongoing positional battles and Russian Armed Forces’ attempts to regain previously lost territory situation as of 16:00, November 29, 2023

 The fighting in the Orikhiv sector has transitioned into a positional phase. Ukrainian formations have not launched major attacks similar to those carried out in the summer and early autumn, which heavily relied on armored vehicles.

Meanwhile, Russian troops are gradually reclaiming positions near Robotyne and Verbov that were lost in previous months. This does not indicate an immediate large-scale counter-offensive, but rather the occupation of tactically advantageous positions.

❗️ Inclement weather in multiple areas is significantly impacting military operations. It restricts the use of aircraft and drones, while muddy terrain hampers equipment movement. As a result, the intensity of military clashes has decreased.

Simultaneously, the enemy command is relocating forces that were previously operating near Orekhovo to Avdeevka, including units of the 116th Mechanized Brigade. Currently, the Zaporizhia direction is becoming less of a priority for the AFU.


Diary of a Paratrooper: Kherson direction. The enemy at Krynki is trying to attack at least to improve the situation at least the slightest, but fighters from the Dnepr group do not allow the enemy forces to advance.

Our military, as noted earlier, took advantage of the bad weather and is increasing the size of its military contingent.

We are preparing for the complete elimination of the enemy bridgehead from this area.

The Russian Aerospace Forces are actively dropping aerial bombs on military targets on both banks of the Dnepr.
So, near Berislav, the enemy’s temporary deployment point with a FAB-500 with UMPC was hit, the target was destroyed.


The village of Khromovo, liberated today in the Artemovsk region, is officially Artemovskoye from today in accordance with the decree of the head of the DPR Pushilin, according to which all renaming in the DPR is rolled back to the state of the spring of 2014. Artyomovskoye was renamed Khromovo in 2016. So now it’s Artyomovskoe again. Just like Bakhmut they rolled back to Artemovsk.
The residents of the DPR will decide the final names after the war, themselves, without Bandera’s supporters.


Ukrainian channel Strana: The Ukrainian military public Deep State denies the complete capture of Khromovye near Bakhmut, as stated by the Russian Ministry of Defense, but confirms that the enemy controls part of the village.

“The enemy has occupied part of Khromovoye, the information about complete control is not true. Yesterday the Russians even reached the highway, but our artillery somewhat spoiled their plans,” the resource writes.

According to him, back in September, the Russian Federation intensified its offensive in the Berkhovka area, pushing Ukrainian troops away from the Berkhovka reservoir and the village itself. This affected the position of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Khromovo and has now “relapsed.”


Marat Khairullin: The same thing is happening in the Bakhmutsky sector – here our troops entered Khromovo, and also made good progress on the conditional line Bogdanovka-Orekhovo-Vasilievka. Here, by the way, the highest concentration of Ukrainian troops is still observed, if you look at the density of troops per unit area.
Go ahead. Krasnolimansk direction. There seems to be no noticeable advances here, for example in the area of ​​the Tor salient. But this is where the dill have been driving one reserve battalion after another for the second week. It is very important for them to throw our troops off the Torskoye-Yampolovka line, which is dangerous for them from the point of view of our breakthrough.
Against the backdrop of constant pressure from our troops on the opposite flank of the potential Seversky pocket, it is very important for them to eliminate the threat from our side, that is, throw us off the Tor ledge. And they are making desperate attempts, but our people have been fighting to the death here for months now, and the Ukrainians are suffering huge losses.


Boris “Colonel Cassad” Rozhin: According to Artemovskoye for the evening.

1. The enemy, as an exception, admitted the loss of part of Khromovo, but claims that he allegedly still sits there somewhere on the outskirts. There is no evidence for this.

2. On our side, they report not only the complete capture of Khromovo (Artemovskoye), but also a significant advance at Bogdanovka (west of Artemovsk) with gradual access to the outskirts of the village, which, like Khromovo, could not be taken during the final stages of the battle for Artemovsk .

3. Judging by the successes at Berkhovka, Khromovo and Bogdanovka, the attacks of our troops turned out to be quite unexpected and painful for the enemy, as a result of which not only were all the fruits of the months-long offensive to the north-west of Artemovsk lost, but also the positions that the Armed Forces of Ukraine with such It was hard to hold on this spring.

4. Among the reasons for the success of our troops is the transfer of part of the enemy’s reserves from Artemovskoye to Avdeevka direction, as a result of which our command found a softened section of the enemy’s front and pressed there in a timely manner, which led to good tactical results.

Soledar direction: liberation of Artemovsky (Khromovo) Situation as of 19:00, November 29, 2023

On the flanks of Bakhmut, Russian troops have taken the initiative from the enemy, who depleted their resources in unsuccessful attempts to encircle the city.

🔻In the northwest of Bakhmut, units of the 98th Guards Airborne Division successfully repelled an attack at the Berkhovsky reservoir and launched a counteroffensive towards Bogdanovka and Khromovo (Artemovsky).

▪️ As a result, Russian paratroopers have expanded their control around the reservoir (regaining what the AFU had occupied for several months at the cost of hundreds of lives) and have advanced successfully towards Khromovo.

▪️ Even during the assault on Bakhmut itself by the forces of the Wagner PMC, the village was important for supplying the garrison of the AFU. Now, the liberation of the settlement will create the conditions for putting pressure on the southern outskirts of Bakhmut.

🔻Khromovo is located near Krasnoye (Ivanovskoye) – the village from which the positions of the Russian Armed Forces in Kleshcheevka and the surrounding area were shelled. Now, units of the Russian Army will be able to strengthen their positions at the Bakhmut dachas and in the direction of Krasnoye, attacking from two sides.

▪️ The changes in the front line configuration have already affected the situation at Kleshcheevka, where the intensity of the fire has significantly decreased. It is likely that some of the guns and mortars have been withdrawn from the front line.

▪️ Currently, fighters of the Russian Armed Forces are systematically pushing back the AFU from the approaches to Kleshcheevka. The village itself is not of significant importance due to its location in the lowlands. The heights to the north and in the direction of Krasny are important, and that’s where the struggle is taking place.


Chronicles of the Special Military Operation for November 29, 2023

The Russian Armed Forces continue to advance on the flanks near Bakhmut. Russian troops successfully expelled the enemy from the village of Khromovo (Artemovsky), opening up possibilities for a further offensive towards Krasnoye (Ivanovsky) and the dacha area on the southwestern outskirts of the city.

In the Kupiansk sector, the Russian Armed Forces eliminated the enemy presence in several landings in the Liman 1st area and also entered Sinkovka. Additionally, Russian troops managed to breach the enemy’s defenses along the Timkovka – Ivanovka – Kyslivka line. Meanwhile, in the Svatovsko – Kremensky sector, Russian units advanced to the east of the village of Terny.

However, in the Orikhiv sector, the confrontation remains predominantly static. At the same time, near Robotyne, Russian servicemen carried out multiple attacks with the objective of securing more tactically advantageous positions.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian forces continue to employ drones to target Russian rear areas. Enemy drones were successfully intercepted by air defense systems in Moscow and the Rostov regions. Thanks to the professional work of Russian anti-aircraft gunners, no damage or casualties occurred.


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Russian Defence Ministry Report on the Progress of the Special Military Operation (29 November 2023)⚡️

The RF Armed Forces continue the special military operation.

▫️In Kupyansk direction (, units of the Zapad Grouping repelled 1 assault squad attack launched of the 57th Motorised Infantry Brigade near Liman Perviy (Kharkov reg).

The AFU lost up to 20 troops, 2 IFVs, 2 US HMMWV AFVs, 2 MVs, and 1 Akatsiya SAU.

▫️In Krasny Liman direction (, units of the Tsentr Grouping repelled 2 assault squad attacks of the 21st Mechanised and 12th Special Operations Brigades near Yampolovka (DPR) and Serebryansky forestry.

The AFU lost up to 80 troops and 2 motor vehicles.

▫️In Donetsk direction (, units of the Yug Grouping improved the tactical situation at the forward lines and liberated Artyomovskoye (DPR).

3 assault squad attacks of the 24th Mechanised, 77th Airmobile, and 5th Assault Brigades were repelled near Shumy, Artyomovskoye, and Kleshcheyevka (DPR).

The enemy lost up to 250 troops, 5 tanks, and 12 MVs.

Counterbattery warfare destroyed 1 US M109 Paladin SAU, 1 M777, 2 D-30, 1 D-20 howitzers, 1 Grad MLRS vehicle, 1 Bukovel-AD EW system, and 1 MLRS ammunition depot.

▫️In South Donetsk direction (, units of the Vostok Grouping repelled 1 assault squad attack of the AFU 79th Airborne Brigade near Novomikhaylovka (DPR).

Strikes were launched at manpower of the 72nd Mechanised and 128th Territorial Defence Brigades near Ugledar, Antonovka, and Nikolskoye (DPR).

The enemy lost up to 160 troops, 2 AFVs, 3 MVs, and 1 MLRS Grad vehicle.

▫️In Zaporozhye direction, units of the Russian Grouping inflicted losses on troops of the 128th Mountain Assault, 33rd Mechanised, and 71st Infantry Brigades near Kamenskoye and Rabotino (Zaporozhye reg).

The AFU lost up to 55 troops, 3 AFVs, 7 MVs, and 1 US M777 howitzer.

▫️In Kherson direction, the Russian Grouping inflicted damage on the enemy.

The AFU lost up to 55 troops, 2 MVs, 2 Msta-B and 2 D-20 howitzers.

Operational-Tactical and Army aviation, UAVs, Missile Troops, and Artillery of the Russian Grouping eliminated 1 assembly workshop for production and repair of radar stations, 1 P-18 radar station, 1 S-300 SAM, fuel and air-delivered ordnance depots, troops and hardware in 127 areas.

Fighter Aviation intercepted 1 MiG-29 aircraft near Mezhevoye (DPR) and shot down 1 US made HARM anti-radiation missile.

Air defences shot down 1 Ukrainian Air Force Su-25 aircraft near Novoolenovka (DPR). 11 HIMARS and Uragan MLRS projectiles were intercepted.

38 UAVs have been destroyed near Novoolenovka (DPR), Berestovoye (Kharkov reg), Belogorovka, Novonikolskoye, Verkhnekamenka, Kremennaya (LPR), Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson reg), Ulyanovka and Romanovskoye (Zaporozhye reg).

📊 In total, 544 aircraft, 255 helicopters, 9,301 UAVs, 442 air defence systems, 13,687 tanks and otherAFVs, 1,187 MLRS vehicles, 7,205 guns and mortars, and 15,746 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the SMO.


Front #Summary for 29 Nov 2023 by 19:05⚡️

🔹In #Kherson Direction, the AFU still retain a foothold in #Krynki, but thanks to the actions of our units, the enemy’s zone of control has noticeably decreased. During the night, AFU groups unsuccessfully tried to attack our positions from the southwestern outskirts. According to a number of estimates from the field, 300 to 400 AFU militants remain in the village. Ours are making it as difficult as possible to replenish their ranks.

🔹In #Zaporozhye Direction, the work of artillery activity does not decrease, there is no shortage of ammunition in the AFU. Hopefully, our army has no shortage either. During the next counterattack our military pushed the AFU from a number of positions near #Rabotino. Several AFU units were defeated near #Kopani. Our troops are advancing on the #Rabotino – #Kopani line.

🔹In #SouthDonetsk Direction, our forces continue to pressure the enemy on the outskirts of #Staromayorskoye. Also our fighters have fully occupied the forest belt to the west of the village.

🔹In #Donetsk Direction, on the northern flank of #Avdeevka, our army has so far rested on the Coke Plant. Judging by the shift of our attacks to the north, along the railway track and the battles, with which ours are pushing the AFU away from the heap, our army does not intend to storm the territory of the Coke Plant, which has been turned into a powerful fortification. On the southern flank, in the area of #Severnoye, the Russian army took control of an important height and continues to storm the positions of the AFU, which they have occupied since the ATO. The enemy notes the activity of artillery from our side and strong air support. To date, the Russian army is aimed at maximum complication of the supply of the AFU garrison with simultaneous methodical advance.

🔹In #Bakhmuth Direction, the news of the day is that our army has liberated #Khromovo (#Artyomovskoye). The fighting for the village had been going on since mid spring. The Wagnerians  tried very hard to occupy the village in order to cut the supply of the AFU from Chasov Yar. Then they only managed to keep the supply route under fire control. Now our military is building on their success, and the forest belt to the north of the village has also been taken under control. Not so long ago the situation around the city was quite different. Our forces managed to seize the initiative and make significant advances.
🔹In #Svatovo Direction, fighting continues near #Sinkovka. The fighters of our grouping West have entered the northern outskirts of the village. Fighting for this tiny village has been going on for a long time, but no confident control has been achieved. Now we are once again trying to gain a foothold. To the east, there are positional battles near #Kislovka, without much success so far. At #Zagoruykovka and #Timkovka, our forces are pushing the enemy back. Ours have slightly touched the front near #Svatovo, the enemy is shelling #Kremennaya in response.


Map of military operations and the situation on the fronts on the evening of November 29

👠The decisive actions of the Russian army in Avdeevka continue to yield results. Our fighters liberated Khromovo (Artemovskoye), through which the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ defense line came. The first data on fighting in the village appeared on Monday, after six months of calm. Already today, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported success, which became possible due to the emerging shortage of free troops from the enemy. And the Russian army is actively taking advantage of this, carrying out systematic attacks on the entire LBS. Right before the winter campaign.

⚔️The situation on the fronts over the past 24 hours:

⚫️Bakhmutskoe (Artemovskoe) direction

The Russian army took control of Khromovo. The Ukrainian Armed Forces retreated behind the ponds and the channel separating the village and Bakhmut (Artemovsk). Meanwhile, fighting continues in Kleshcheevka .

⚫️Donetsk direction

 In the Avdeevsky sector, the offensive of the Russian army continues in the area of     the Stepnoy and coke plant. In the area of   the industrial zone , ours are expanding the zone of control to the north. In addition, our fighters stormed enemy positions in Pervomaisky.

⚫️Zaporozhye direction

 The Ukrainian Armed Forces unsuccessfully attacked west of Rabotino and northeast of Verbovoy. On the Vremevsky ledge , our fighters returned part of the positions to the west of Staromayorsky.

 ðŸ’¥The Russian Aerospace Forces shot down a Ukrainian MiG-29 in the Mezhevoy DPR area. An enemy Su-25 was shot down by air defense systems in the Novoolenovka region of the DPR.


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