October 21, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russia sends 2,000 newly mobilized troops into Kherson Oblast

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 21.10 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 66750 (+100),

tanks ‒ 2573 (+6),

APV ‒ 5258 (+3),

artillery systems – 1648 (+2),

MLRS – 372 (+0),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 189 (+0),

aircraft – 269 (+0),

helicopters – 243 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 1325 (+14),

cruise missiles ‒ 329 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 16 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 4006 (+1),

special equipment ‒ 147 (+0).

Data are being updated.

The two-hundred-fortieth (240) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military large-scale invasion continues.

The enemy is trying to keep the temporarily captured territories and concentrates efforts on restraining the actions of the Defence Forces in certain areas. At the same time, it does not stop trying to conduct offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas.

Over the past day, units of the Defence Forces repelled the attacks of the Russian invaders in the areas of Bilohorivka settlements of the Luhansk oblast; Opytne, Bakhmut, Pobyeda and Maryinka of the Donetsk oblast.

The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the contact line and 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.

Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has launched 3 missiles and 24 air strikes, carrying out more than 30 MLRS attacks.

Areas of more than 15 settlements were hit by enemy attacks. Among them – Mykolaiv; Nova Kamianka and Mala Seidemynukha in the Kherson oblast and Hatyshche in the Kharkiv oblast.

The invaders used to cruise and anti-aircraft-guided missiles for their crimes. In addition, the enemy launched more than 20 Iranian-made “Shahed-136” unmanned aerial vehicles.

In the Volyn, Polissya and Siversky directions, the situation remains unchanged.

The enemy shelled in other directions:

in the Slobozhansk direction – from tanks, mortars and barrel artillery, in the areas of Starytsa, Krasne and Khatne settlements;

in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions – from barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Berestove, Zarichne, Nove, Pershotravneve, Stelmakhivka, Terny and Yampolivka;

in the Bakhmut direction – from tanks and artillery, in the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Zelenopillia, Spirne, Ivanhrad and Yakovlivka settlements;

in the Avdiivka direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of Vodyane, Marinka, Novomykhailivka, Pervomaiske and Semenivka settlements.

On the Novopavlivskyi and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy carried out shelling in the areas of Vremivka, Vuhledar, Dorozhnyanka, Neskuchne, Novodanylivka, and Stepova.

Up to 20 settlements along the contact line were damaged by fire in the South Buh direction. In order to conduct aerial reconnaissance, the occupiers made more than 20 flies of UAVs of various types.

According to the available information, up to 2,000 people from among the Russian mobilized people arrived in the temporarily captured territory of the Kherson region to replenish losses and strengthen units on the contact line. At the same time, the occupation authorities issued an order to prepare evacuation for the so-called “banking institutions”, and prepared evacuation lists of imported Russian medical workers and teachers. Humanitarian facilities in Kherson stop working.

According to detailed information, more than 30 wounded people arrived at the hospital in the town of Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia region, at the same time after the fire damage caused by the Defence Forces of Ukraine.

During the past 24 hours, Ukrainian aviation has carried out 5 strikes. It was confirmed that 3 strongholds and areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment and 2 positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems were hit. Air defence units shot down 15 unmanned aerial vehicles.

Soldiers of the missile troops and artillery struck 4 control points, 7 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, an ammunition depot, an air defence device, a bridge and a pontoon crossing of the enemy.

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