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Russia has sent fresh forces to the Dnipro delta - UK intelligence

Sep 19, 2023

Ukraine and Russia consider the Dnipro delta to be a strategically important area. Recently, the fighting has become more intense as a new army corps of the Russian army has been deployed there.

This was reported by the UK Ministry of Defense on Twitter.


As noted in the report, in the first half of September 2023, fierce fighting continued around the islands in the lower reaches of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region, which are now the front line.

"Both sides have launched raids with teams in small boats against the islands and against the opposite riverbanks," the report said.

According to British intelligence, there is a real possibility that Russian operations in the area have intensified after the sector came under the responsibility of the recently created 40th Army Corps.

“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 oblasts," the British Ministry of Defense admitted.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 19/09/2023

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