Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, November 28, 2023 - Riley Bailey, Kateryna Stepanenko, Angelica Evans, Nicole Wolkov, George Barros, and Mason Clark
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Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, November 28, 2023 - Riley Bailey, Kateryna Stepanenko, Angelica Evans, Nicole Wolkov, George Barros, and Mason Clark

29 November 2023

Summary

Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated a two-part conception of Russian identity in a speech on November 28: a “Russian nation” – claimed to include Russians, Ukrainians, and Belarusians – at the center of Russian identity; and a wider “Russian world” including other non-East Slavic ethnicities in both modern Russia and the former territory of the Soviet Union and Russian Empire. [...] Putin geographically defined the Russkiy Mir as the Ancient Rus’ (Kyivan Rus), the Kingdom of Muscovy, the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the contemporary Russian Federation, indicating that the Kremlin’s concept likely also includes “Russian compatriots” in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. [...] Geolocated footage published on November 28 indicates that Russian forces marginally advanced in the industrial zone southeast of Avdiivka.[55] A Russian milblogger claimed that Russian forces advanced in the industrial area largely because the Russian military transferred armored vehicles of the Russian 239th Tank Regiment (90th Tank Division, 41st Combined Arms 10 Institute for the Study of War. [...] The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Russian forces unsuccessfully attacked near Robotyne and Novoprokopivka.[77] A Russian milblogger claimed that Russian forces recaptured positions in an unspecified forest area in western Zaporizhia Oblast.[78] A Russian news aggregator claimed that Russian forces counterattacked near Verbove and Robotyne on November 27.[79] A Russian milblogger claimed on. [...] The Ukrainian General Staff reported that Ukrainian forces continued to hold positions in the east bank of Kherson Oblast.[82] Russian milbloggers claimed that Ukrainian forces attacked near Poyma (10km southeast of Kherson City and 4km from the Dnipro River) and in a forest area near Krynky (30km northeast of Kherson City and 2km from the Dnipro River).[83] 18 Institute for the Study of War and A.

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