The occupiers do not give up their attempts to advance in the Bakhmut and Avdeevsky directions and continue to violate the norms of international law by shelling civilian infrastructure, the statement said. evening summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
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The General Staff reports that the Russian army is trying to hold the temporarily occupied territories and simultaneously conduct offensive operations in the Bakhmut and Avdeevsky directions.
During the day, the enemy launched four missile and 11 air strikes, carried out more than ten attacks from the MLRS.
The occupiers delivered a massive strike with cruise missiles and strike UAVs on civilian infrastructure in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Vinnitsa, Ivano-Frankivsk, Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye and Mykolaiv regions.
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporozhye region, the occupiers are conducting “inventory of the housing stock” and “population census” to seize the housing of local residents who left the occupation.
The replenishment of the occupying forces with prisoners recruited by PMCs has led to the fact that convicts who have received weapons regularly leave the units and try to desert in the Russian Federation.
For example, after a strike on October 17 at an ammunition depot in the Kherson region, some of the prisoners who were guarding it were injured, while others tried to escape. Their capture is entrusted to the National Guard.
The occupiers forcibly recruit local residents for fortification work in the Kherson region.
Ukrainian aviation inflicted ten strikes in a day, confirmed the defeat of six areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment of the occupiers, as well as four positions of air defense systems. Air defense units shot down four cruise missiles, a Ka-52 helicopter and thirteen Shahed-136 UAVs.
Rocket troops and artillery hit three command posts, four areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, an electronic warfare station, a bridge and a pontoon ferry.
- The General Staff in the morning report said that the occupiers are trying to covertly move troops in the Kherson region and that the Russian army has problems with payments for participation in hostilities.
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