October 19, 2022

Ukraine Defense Ministry: Ukraine forces ‘liquidate’ 430 Russian troops over 24 hours

Ukraine Defense Ministry

The total combat losses of the enemy from 24.02 to 19.10 were approximately:

personnel ‒ about 66280 (+430),

tanks ‒ 2554 (+6),

APV ‒ 5235 (+16),

artillery systems – 1637 (+15),

MLRS – 372 (+0),

Anti-aircraft warfare systems ‒ 189 (+1),

aircraft – 269 (+1),

helicopters – 242 (+0),

UAV operational-tactical level – 1286 (+10),

cruise missiles ‒ 323 (+5),

warships / boats ‒ 16 (+0),

vehicles and fuel tanks – 3999 (+14),

special equipment ‒ 146 (+2).

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

Data are being updated.

The two hundred-thirty-eighth (238) 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 directions, at the same time, it does not abandon attempts to conduct offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions.

During the day, units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the Ohirtseve and Dvorichna settlements of the Kharkiv oblast; Bilohorivka in Luhansk oblast; Novokalynove, Mayorsk, Odradivka, New York, Novomykhailivka, Nevelske, Opytne and Maryinka of the Donetsk oblast.

The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the contact line, carrying out engineering equipment of defensive positions and lines in separate directions 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.

During the day, the enemy launched 10 missiles and 18 air strikes, carrying out more than 76 MLRS attacks.

Areas of more than 10 settlements were hit by the enemy. Among them are Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhzhia, Kurakhove of the Donetsk oblast, Trykhaty of the Mykolaiv oblast and Mykolaiv.

For this, the enemy used to cruise, aviation and anti-aircraft guided missiles. In addition, the occupiers used 14 Iranian-made Shahed-136 unmanned aerial vehicles, 10 of which shot down units of the Defence 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, the threat of missile and air strikes, as well as the launch of “Shahed-136” attack UAVs from its territory remains.

The enemy fired in other directions:

in the Siversky direction – from mortars and barrel artillery, within the settlements of Hai of Chernihiv oblast and Yunakivka, Khotyn, Tovstodubov and Demchenkove of Sumy oblast;

in the Slobozhanskyi direction – from mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of Vovchanski Khutory, Volokhivka, Hatyshche, Krasne, Ohirtseve, Starytsa, Strilecha and Khatne settlements;

in the Kupyansk direction – from tanks, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of Berestove, Dvorichna, Hryanikyvka, Kamianka, Kyslivka, Kotlyarivka and Stelmakhivka settlements;

in the Lyman direction – from the artillery of various types, in the areas of Hrekivka, Zarichne, Novoyehorivka, Serebryanka, Terny, Torske and Yampolivka settlements;

in the Bakhmut direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Zvanivka, Kurdyumivka, Mayorsk, Opytne, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Spirne and Yakovlivka;

in the Avdiivka direction – from tanks and artillery of various calibres, in the areas of the settlements of Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Karlivka, Krasnohorivka, Mariinka and Novomykhailivka.

On the Novopavlivskyi and Zaporizhzhia areas, the areas of the settlements of Velyka Novosilka, Vuhledar, Vremivka, Mykilske, Neskuchne, Pavlivka, Olhivske, Stepove and Prechystivka came under fire.

In the South Buh direction, the enemy is trying to improve logistical support and is carrying out artillery fire in the areas of more than 20 settlements along the contact line. The infrastructure of Vyshchetarasivka, Dnipropetrovsk oblast, suffered the most from enemy fire.

The occupiers are taking measures to covertly move military equipment and personnel. For this purpose, in the settlements of Tavriysk and Nova Kakhovka of the Kherson oblast, the enemy is blocking the work of mobile operators and the Internet.

The invaders continue to destroy Ukrainian cultural heritage in the temporarily occupied territories, loot museums, and burn Ukrainian literature and textbooks printed in Ukrainian.

According to the available information, there are significant problems in the russian federation with financial payments to military personnel participating in hostilities on the territory of Ukraine. Financial payment allowances for participation in hostilities are being delayed for this category. Relatives of the dead cannot receive the promised compensation.

The aviation of the Defence Forces of Ukraine carried out 24 strikes during the previous day. It was confirmed that 16 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, a support point, as well as 8 positions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems were hit. In addition, air defence units shot down 5 cruise missiles and a Su-25 aircraft.

Warriors of missile troops and artillery hit 4 control points, 5 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, 2 air defence facilities and 1 – artillery, 2 ammunition warehouses, an electronic warfare station, as well as other military targets of the enemy.

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