The two hundred-eighth (208) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The enemy continues to focus its efforts on the organization of defense and holding the captured territories, attempts to fully occupy the Donetsk region, as well as disruption of the active actions of the Defense Forces in certain areas. It fires at the positions of our troops along the contact line, takes measures to regroup his units in certain areas, introduces reserves and does not stop aerial reconnaissance.
There remains the threat of air and missile strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine.
During the day, the enemy launched 4 missile and 9 air strikes, carried out more than 11 MLRS attacks on military and civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, laws and customs of warfare.
The infrastructure of more than 24 settlements was damaged. In particular, these are Siversk, Kramatorsk, Serebryanka, Bilohorivka, Spirne, Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Novomykhailivka, Stepove, Zaporizhzhya, Mykolayiv, Oleksandrivka, Olhivske, Sukhyi Stavok, Myrolyubivka and Petrivka.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.
In other directions, the enemy inflicts fire from tanks, mortars and artillery, namely:
in the Siversk direction – in the area of Mykolaivka settlement of Chernihiv region;
in the Slobozhanskyi direction – in the areas of the settlements of Ivashki, Hoptivka, Huryiv, Kozachok, Kozacha Lopan, Kudiyivka, Kamyanka, Strelecha, Hlyboke, Kupyansk and Holubivka;
in the Kramatorsk direction – Sviatohirsk, Raihorodok, Serebryanka, Bilohorivka, Sosnove, Mykolaivka, Bohorodychne, Pryshyb and Hryhorivka;
in the Bakhmut direction – Siversk, Verkhnyokamianske, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Odradivka, Vesele, Viyimka, Mykolaivka Druha, New York, Oleksandropil, Yuryivka, Rozhivka, Zaitseve and Yakovlivka;
in the Avdiyivka direction – Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Kostyantynivka, Avdiyvka, Semenivka, Opytne, Karlivka and Pervomaiske;
on the Novopavlivskyi and Zaporizhzhya directions – Vuhledar, Velyka Novosilka, Bilohirya, Novoandriyivka, Mali Shcherbaky, Prechistivka, Novomayorske, Myrne, Dorozhnyanka, Nove, Vilne Pole, Stepove, Mala Tokmachka, Novoyakovlivka, Chersovne, Zaliznychne, Malynivka, Pavlivka, Hulyaipilske, Hulyaipole, Novopil and Vremivka.
In the South Bug direction, the enemy was shelling along the entire contact line. More than 30 settlements were damaged by fire. Among them are Snihurivka, Shyroke, Blahodativka, Novovoznesensk, Suhyi Stavok, Myrolyubivka and Olgyne.
The enemy continues to take drastic measures to keep the situation under its control. The command of the 58th Combined Arms Army of the russian occupation troops held a meeting with the commanders of units and units operating in the Zaporizhzhya direction. According to the available information, at the specified event, attention was emphasized to maintaining the occupied positions and preventing the breakthrough of the Defense Forces deep into the occupied territory.
At the training field near the city of Torez, the occupiers set up a training camp for the training of personnel who arrived from prisons to supplement the units of the 1st Army Corps that suffered losses during the hostilities.
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast, collaborators and local residents of the Bilokurakinskyi and Troyitskyi districts loyal to the occupiers, who actively cooperated with the occupation authorities, are moving to the territory of the russian federation. They are trying to take with them documents confirming their illegal activities as members of self-proclaimed authorities.
During the current day, the units of the Defense Forces repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Mykolayivka Druha, Kurdyumivka and Zaitseve settlements.
During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces hit 11 areas of concentration of enemy manpower and military equipment, one position of an anti-aircraft missile system and one ammunition depot.
In addition, our air defense units destroyed the Su-25 aircraft, a guided air missile and three enemy UAVs in various directions.
Rocket troops and artillery inflicted fire damage on 5 strongholds and areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment, as well as 3 ammunition warehouses of the occupiers. The total losses of the enemy are being clarified.
The facts of damage to enemy personnel and facilities for September 18 of the current year in the Zaporizhzhya region have been confirmed. 10 artillery systems, 5 units of military equipment and enemy personnel were destroyed in the specified direction. According to available information, more than one hundred servicemen were injured.
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Glory to Ukraine!