Russian forces carried on offensive operations on the Kupyansk-Svatove-Kreminna line on November 26 and made a confirmed advance, Institute for the Study of War (ISW) reported.

  • The main goal of Russia in this part of the frontline is to capture the rest of Luhansk region and advance to the east of Kharkiv and the north of Donetsk region.

Geolocated footage published on November 26 shows that Russian forces marginally advanced southwest of Pershotravneve (24km east of Kupyansk). The Ukrainian General Staff reported that the Ukrainian troops repelled Russian attacks near Synkivka (8km northeast of Kupyansk), Ivanivka (20km southeast of Kupyansk), Novoselivske (14km northwest of Svatove), and near the Serebryanske forest area (10km southwest of Kreminna).

Map of the Kupyansk direction / Map: Institute for the Study of War and AEI’s Critical Threats Project

ISW quotes Russian milblogger claiming that Russian forces have unsuccessfully attempted to advance northeast and east of Kupyansk over the past week. Other Russian sources claimed that the Ukrainian troops unsuccessfully attacked along the Kupyansk-Svatove-Kreminna line on November 26. The Russian MoD claimed that Russian forces repelled Ukrainian attacks near Synkivka, Ivanivka, and near the Serebryanske forest area.

Ukrainian Ground Forces Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Volodymyr Fityo reported that Russian forces have intensified their use of loitering munitions and first-person view (FPV) drones near Synkivka in attempts to advance toward Kupyansk.

However, Ukrainian forces maintained positions in the east (left) bank of Kherson Oblast as Russian forces made claimed advances on the east bank on November 26. The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Ukrainian forces maintain positions on the Dnipro River’s east (left) bank.

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