The two hundred and thirty-seventh day of heroic resistance of the Ukrainian nation to the Russian large-scale invasion continues. The enemy is trying to hold the temporarily captured territories, concentrates its efforts on restraining the actions of the Defense Forces in certain directions, and at the same time does not abandon attempts to conduct offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiiv directions.
During the day, units of the Defense Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of settlements: Ohirtseve, Kharkiv region; Belogorivka, Luhansk Region; Novokalynove and Maryinka of the Donetsk region. The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the contact line, carrying out engineering equipment of defensive positions and boundaries in separate directions and conducting aerial reconnaissance. Violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war, it continues to strike critical infrastructure and the homes of the civilian population
During the current day, the enemy launched 9 missile and 10 air strikes, carried out more than 10 attacks from rocket salvo systems. Areas of more than 10 settlements were hit by enemy strikes. Among them are Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Kurakhove in the Donetsk region and Trikhaty in the Mykolaiv region. For this, the enemy used cruise, aviation and anti-aircraft guided missiles.
In addition, in one of the directions, the occupiers used 4 unmanned aerial vehicles of Iranian production “Shahed-136”, 3 of which shot down units of the Defense Forces.
The situation in the Volyn and Poliske directions has not changed significantly. The Republic of Belarus continues to support the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, providing its infrastructure and airspace. There is still a threat of missile and air strikes, as well as the use of “Shahed-136” attack UAVs from the territory of the Republic of Belarus. Covert mobilization of the Belarusian armed forces continues under the guise of training sessions. According to available information, measures are being taken to train operators of anti-aircraft missile systems and tank crews.N
and the enemy fired in other directions:-
in the Siverskyi direction – from barrel artillery, within the Yunakivka settlement of Sumy region;
in the Slobozhansk direction – from mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Vovchanski Khutory, Hryhorivka, Komisarov, Ohirtseve, Staritsa, and Strelecha;
in the Kupyansk direction – from artillery of various types, in the areas of Berestovka, Hryanikyvka, Dvorichna, Kamianka, Krasne, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka and Stelmakhivka settlements;
in the Lymansky direction – from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Bilogorivka, Grekivka, Zarichne, Kovalivka, Nadiya, Novoyehorivka, Olhivka and Torske.
On the Bakhmut and Avdiyiv directions, the enemy fired tanks and artillery along the contact line. The settlements of Bakhmut, Soledar, Pervomaiske and Velyka Novosilka were directly affected.
On the Novopavlivsky and Zaporizhzhya directions, the enemy fired mortars, barrel and rocket artillery at the settlements of Pavlivka and Prechistivka.
In the South Buz direction, the enemy is trying to improve logistical support, is shelling military and civilian infrastructure. Settlements along the contact line, including Vyshchetarasivka of the Dnipropetrovsk region, were damaged by fire.
The Russian military-political leadership does not stop taking measures to replenish the personnel of units that have suffered losses on the territory of Ukraine. Despite the preliminary reservation of the list of employees of the Russian Federation’s critical infrastructure, the heads of such enterprises still receive plans that they are forced to carry out. Therefore, they send their employees to the military commissariats.
The replenishment of losses of Russian units at the expense of prisoners continues. As of the beginning of October, more than half of the total eight thousand fighters of the private military company “Wagner” are mercenaries of the mentioned category.
Aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine carried out 20 strikes during the day. It was confirmed that 13 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, a support point, as well as 7 positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems were hit. In addition, air defense units shot down 5 cruise missiles.
Soldiers of missile forces and artillery hit two control points, two areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, two air defense and artillery facilities, two ammunition warehouses and other military targets of the enemy.