Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the Zaporozhye region administration, said that Kiev plans to start a large-scale offensive in Zaporozhye. This is connected, among other things, with the occupation of part of the Kherson region by Ukraine: the liberated units of the AFU are strengthening the defense line in Zaporozhye.
«It is highly likely that there may be an intensification of hostilities and an attempt by Ukrainian troops to launch a large-scale offensive in Zaporozhye direction. In terms, this is the second half of November-December. At least Kiev regime is preparing for this, accumulating troops near our borders,» Rogov warned.
Sources from the field report that the AFU command is strengthening the grouping of troops in the Zaporozhye region.
So, in the sector near Orekhov, reinforcements arrived to the forefront of the AFU 1st battalion of the 65th separate mechanized brigade in Preobrazhenka, and a group of special operations forces of Ukraine was transferred to Volnyanka.
Near Orekhov the enemy strike force is being formed. At the line Vasinovka — Omelnik — Yegorovka, 16th battalion of the 58th separate motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is deployed.
The transfer of troops from Kherson direction continues. At least two battalions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are sent to the combat area.
Over the past day, a convoy of 80 units with personnel (about 1 500 people), 14 «Kozak» armored combat vehicles, six 152-mm D-20 howitzers, five 155-mm M777 howitzers, two 120 -mm mortar and 11 anti-tank guns MT-12 «Rapira» passed through Dnepropetrovsk from the Krivoy Rog.
In the Gulyaipole sector in the area of Komsomolskoe, Gulyaipole and Malinovka, several sabotage groups of 35-40 people were formed to put them into the rear of Russian troops.