Operational information on 18.10.2022
The two hundred-thirty-seventh (237) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military large-scale invasion continues.
During the day, units of the Defense Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of settlements: Ohirtseve, Kharkiv region; Bilohorivka, Luhansk region; Novokalynove and Maryinka, Donetsk region.
During the current day, the enemy launched 9 missile and 10 air strikes, carried out more than 10 MLRS attacks.
The enemy hit areas of more than 10 settlements. Among them are Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Kurakhove in the Donetsk oblast and Trykhaty in the Mykolaiv oblast. For this, the enemy used cruise missiles, 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 Polissya 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.
The enemy fired in other directions:
- in the Siversk direction - from barrel artillery within the Yunakivka settlement of the Sumy region;
- in the Slobozhansk direction - from mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Vovchanski Khutory, Hryhorivka, Komisarove, Ohirtseve, Starytsa, and Strilecha;
- in the Kupyansk direction - from artillery of various types, in the areas of the settlements of Berestove, Hryanykivka, Dvorichna, Kamianka, Krasne, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka and Stelmakhivka;
- in the Lyman direction - from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Bilohorivka, Hrekivka, Zarichne, Kovalivka, Nadiya, Novoyehorivka, Olhivka and Torske.
On the Bakhmut and Avdiivka 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 Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy fired mortars, barrels, and rocket artillery at the settlements of Pavlivka and Prechistivka.
In the South Bug direction, the enemy is trying to improve logistical support and is shelling military and civilian infrastructure. Settlements along the contact line, including Vyshchetarasivka of the Dnipropetrovsk oblast, were damaged by fire.
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.
The 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 troops 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.
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Glory to Ukraine!