The Russian invaders are trying to advance in the east of Ukraine, and in other directions – to keep the temporarily occupied territories. This is stated in summary General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the morning of October 17.
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As noted, the enemy is trying to hold on to the temporarily occupied territories, is concentrating efforts on trying to contain the actions of the Defense Forces in certain directions, at the same time trying to conduct offensive operations in the Bakhmut and Avdeevsky directions.
Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces repelled the attacks of the invaders in the areas of the settlements of Torskoe, Spirnoe, Soledar, Bakhmut, Mayorsk, Vodiane, Krasnogorovka, Maryinka and Novomikhailovka of the Donetsk region.
Aviation of the Defense Forces over the past day inflicted more than 30 strikes. The defeat of 25 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as six positions of enemy anti-aircraft missile systems was confirmed. Also, our air defense units shot down 15 enemy UAVs.
Over the past day, missile troops and artillery hit two command posts, an air defense position and an ammunition depot.
The defeat of manpower, weapons and military equipment of the enemy over the previous days was confirmed.
As a result of accurate strikes by the Defense Forces, the enemy suffered the following losses in areas of settlements in the Zaporozhye region: Molochansk – up to 40 wounded, Kamenka-Dneprovskaya – five units of weapons and military equipment and about 25 wounded, Energodar – up to 20 wounded, Orekhov and Gulyaipole – up to five units of weapons and military equipment and up to 50 wounded, Pologi – about seven units of military equipment and up to 30 wounded. The information is being specified.
Over the past day, Russian troops launched two missile and 26 air strikes, carried out more than 80 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems. More than twenty settlements were subjected to enemy strikes.
In the Bakhmut direction, the invaders fired from tanks and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Andreevka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutskoye, Belogorovka, Vesele, Opytnoe, Soledar and Yakovlevka of the Donetsk region.
In the Avdiivka direction, the enemy fired from tanks, cannon and rocket artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Berdychi, Vodiane, Krasnogorovka, Maryinka, Nevelskoye, Novomikhailovka and Pervomayskoye of the Donetsk region.
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