October 5, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Russian forces mine houses, infrastructure as they flee towns in Kherson

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 05.10 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 61000 (+200),

tanks ‒ 2435 (+11),

APV ‒ 5038 (+20),

artillery systems – 1414 (+7),

MLRS – 341 (+1),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 177 (+0),

aircraft – 266 (+0),

helicopters – 232 (+4),

UAV operational-tactical level – 1032 (+4),

cruise missiles ‒ 246 (+0),

warships / boats ‒ 15 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 3841 (+18),

special equipment ‒ 132 (+1).

Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the last day) at the Kramatorsk and Kryvyi Rih directions.

The two hundred-twenty-fourth (224) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military large-scale invasion continues.

The enemy is trying to hold the temporarily captured territories, concentrates efforts on attempts to disrupt the active actions of the Defence Forces in certain directions, and does not stop conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka directions. The enemy is regrouping units of his troops in separate directions.

The enemy fires at the positions of our troops along the contact line conduct remote mining of certain areas of the territory and conduct aerial reconnaissance. Strikes civilian infrastructure and civilian homes, violating international humanitarian law, laws, and customs of war.

There remains the threat of air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine. For example, during the past day, the occupiers launched 9 missiles and 6 air strikes, carrying out more than 56 MLRS attacks.

Objects and a civilian population of more than 27 settlements were damaged by enemy strikes. In particular, Kharkiv, Shypuvate, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut, Mayorsk, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Andriyivka, Bilohirka, Voznesensk, Prydniprovske.

The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.

The enemy fired in other directions:

in the Siversky direction – from barrel artillery, in the areas of Pysarivka and Holyshivske settlements of the Sumy oblast;

in the Slobozhansk direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Hraniv, Ohirtseve, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, and Bilyi Kolodyaz;

in the Kramatorsk direction – from mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Bilohorivka, Serebryanka, and Spirne.

In the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy shelled the areas of Soledar, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Odradivka, Zaytseve, Opytne, Yakovlivka, and Yuryivka.

In the Avdiyivka, Novopavlivsk, and Zaporizhzhya directions, the infrastructure of more than 24 settlements was damaged by enemy shelling from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, including Avdiyivka, Vodyane, Maryinka, Novopil, Olhivske, Pervomaiske.

In the South Buh region, the areas of Vyshchetarasivka, Dobra Nadiya, Illinka, Marhanets, Chervonohryhorivka, Nikopol, Pokrovske, Velyke Artakove, Andriyivka, Stepova Dolyna, Bezymenne, Myrne, Luch, Shyroke, Bilohirka, and Lozove.

Over the past 24 hours, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of the settlements of Strilecha, Zelene, Mayorsk, Spirne, Zaytseve, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Kurdyumivka, Novomykhailivka, and Vuhledar.

During the enemy’s abandonment of settlements in the Kherson region, the enemy mined infrastructure facilities and private residences, prohibiting any movement of local residents.

According to available information, in the temporarily occupied territory of the Republic of Crimea, in the medical facilities of the city of Yevpatoria, there is a lack of medical equipment for the treatment of wounded occupiers.

The enemy has problems with certain types of support during the so-called “partial mobilization”. Thus, mobilized personnel from the Molkino educational center of the Krasnodar Territory were sent back to Primorsko-Akhtarsk due to the inability to house, clothe and provide food for the specified category of servicemen.

Russian occupation authorities are trying to compensate for the loss of personnel at the expense of conscription of the local population of the temporarily occupied and occupied territories of Ukraine. Thus, according to the available information, men from Luhansk, without conducting a medical commission and training, after mobilization are immediately sent to replenish the units that suffered the greatest losses.

On the evening of October 3, 202, the Defense Forces of Ukraine struck the enemy’s pontoon and ferry crossings across the Dnipro River in the Kherson region. The total losses of the enemy are being clarified.

The destruction of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system in the area of ​​the city of Tokmak, as well as the destruction of enemy positions in the areas of the settlements of Hulyaipole and Orihiv of the Zaporizhzhya region, has been confirmed.

Aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 17 strikes during the day. It was confirmed that 4 strongholds, 11 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as 2 anti-aircraft missile systems of the enemy were hit. In addition, our air defense units shot down one enemy helicopter and 2 UAVs in different directions.

Missile troops and artillery struck 2 control points, 4 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons, and military equipment, one anti-aircraft missile complex, as well as a bridge and pontoon crossing of the enemy.

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