October 28, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russia sends 1000 new troops to Kherson as its forces strip local hospitals of equipment

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The two-hundred-forty-seventh (247) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russiann military large-scale invasion continues.

The enemy is trying to hold the temporarily captured territories, concentrates efforts on restraining the actions of the Defense Forces in certain directions, while at the same time not stopping offensive operations in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions.

During the day, units of the Defense Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of populated areas: Andriivka, Bilohorivka, Luhansk oblast; Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Vremivka, Zelenopillya, Soledar, Mayorsk, Maryinka, Nevelske, Novobakhmutivka, Pervomaiske, Yakovlivka of the Donetsk oblast.

The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the line of contact, carrying out fortification equipment of positions in certain directions, in particular, on the left bank of the Dnipro River, actively 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 day, the enemy launched fifteen air strikes and one missile attack, carried out more than forty MLRS attacks. The settlements of Bilohirka, Nova Kamianka, Novohredneve in the Kherson oblast, Stepove in the Zaporizhzhia oblast, and Maryinka and Pavlivka in the Donetsk oblast were affected by this.

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation remains without significant changes. The republic of belarus continues to support the armed aggression of the Russiann federation against Ukraine, providing its territory, airspace and infrastructure. There is still a threat of missile and air strikes, including the use of attack UAVs.

The enemy shelled in other directions:

in the Siversky and Slobozhansk directions – from the territory of the Russiann federation, using artillery of various types, in the areas of the settlements of Boyaro-Lezhachi, Vodolahi, Hirky, Pysarivka and Ryzhivka of the Sumy oblast and Vilkhuvatka, Vovchansk, Okhrimivka and Staritsa of the Kharkiv oblast;

in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions – from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of Druzhelyubivka and Petro-Ivanivka settlements of the Kharkiv oblast; Zarichne, Yampolivka of the Donetsk oblast and Makiivka and Nevsky in the Luhansk oblast;

in the Bakhmut direction – from tanks and artillery of various calibers, in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Verkhnyokamianske, Opytne, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Mayorsk and Yakovlivka;

in the Avdiivka direction, the enemy fired mortars, barrel and jet artillery near Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Nevelske, Novomykhailivka, and Pervomaiske in the Donetsk oblast.

On the Novopavlivsky and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy carried out artillery fire in the areas of 15 settlements. Among them are Bilohirya, Hulyaipole, Dorozhnyanka, Zaporizhzhia oblast, and Vuhledar, Novosilka, Pavlivka, and Prechistivka, Donetsk oblast.

Areas of 20 settlements near the contact line were damaged by fire in the South Buhka direction.

According to detailed information, damage to the enemy’s manpower and equipment in the previous days has been confirmed. Thus, 8 units of weapons and military equipment of various types were destroyed and up to 120 servicemen were wounded in the Zaporizhzhia oblast. On the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson oblast, about 100 wounded occupiers were delivered to medical facilities.

The command of the Russiann occupying forces, in order to avoid panic among the personnel, tries by all means to hide the real losses of servicemen.

The so-called “evacuation” from the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson oblast continues. Considerable attention is paid to the export of medical equipment and property of, as the occupiers say, “nationalized” enterprises. Thus, from the settlement of Bilozerka, the equipment of the local hospital is taken to the cities of Skadovsk and Henichesk. At the same time, the strengthening of the enemy group on the right-bank part of the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region by mobilized military personnel numbering up to 1,000 people is noted. They are resettled in the homes of local residents who have left these areas.

Aviation of the Defence Forces carried out 29 strikes during the past day. It was confirmed that 21 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment of the enemy, 3 strongholds and 5 positions of anti-aircraft missile systems were destroyed. Air defence units shot down 2 enemy helicopters Ka-52 and one Su-25 attack aircraft.

Ukrainian missile forces and artillery struck 4 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment and 1 warehouse with enemy ammunition.

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