The enemy continues to fulfill the tasks of complete occupation of the Donetsk region, organizing defense and holding the occupied territories, as well as disrupting the active operations of the Defense Forces in certain areas. It is shelling our positions along the entire line of collision, trying to restore lost positions, and conducting aerial reconnaissance.
This is stated in the morning summary of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Facebookreports Ukrinform.
The enemy does not stop striking at civilian infrastructure and civilian dwellings. The threat of air and missile strikes by Russian invaders remains for the entire territory of Ukraine.
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy launched 4 missile and 27 air strikes, carried out more than 75 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems on military and civilian targets in Ukraine, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of warfare.
More than 45 settlements suffered from enemy strikes. In particular, Pechenegs, Prishib, Yarovaya, Controversial, Cheerful, Bakhmut, Marinka, Krasnogorovka, Konstantinovka, Neskuchnoe, Poltavka, Yegorovka, Nameless, Kryvyi Rih, Belogorye, Zaporozhye, Belogorka, Pervomayskoye, Nikolaev, Ochakov, Vysokopolye, Dry Pond, Mirolyubovka and Novogrigorovka.
On the Volyn and Polissya directions The situation is without significant changes.
In other directions, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars and artillery of various calibers:
● on Siver direction – in the areas of the settlements of Shalygino, Miropolskoye, Volfino and Ezdetskoye of the Sumy region;
● on Slobozhansky direction – in the areas of the settlements of Dubnovka, Goptovka, Volchansk, Kamenka and Kupyansk;
● on Kramatorsk direction – Lighthouses, Nikolaevka, Dibrova, Krivaya Luka, Prishi and Seversk;
● on Bakhmut direction – Soledar, Bakhmutskoye, Bakhmut, Veselaia Dolina, Zaitsevo, Veseloe, Belogorovka and Yakovlevka;
● on Avdeevsky direction – Krasnogorovka, Poll, Maryinka, Novomikhailovka;
● on Novopavlovsk direction – Ugledar, Zolotaya Niva, Neskuchnoe, Vremovka, Novoukrainka, Bolshaya Novoselka;
● on Zaporozhye direction the enemy did not conduct active operations, at the same time fired artillery at the settlements of Malaya Tokmachka, Novaya Tokmachka, Maly Shcherbaki, Zelenoe Pole, Zheleznodorozhnoe and Rivnopolye.
On the South Buzh direction more than 20 settlements were shelled.
The enemy continues to suffer losses, including among the leadership. According to available information, Major General Tsokov, commander of the 144th Motorized Rifle Division of the 20th Combined Arms Army, was wounded as a result of fire damage in the area of the Svatovo settlement. He was evacuated on September 20 this year.
From 19 to 20 September this year, 105 bodies of dead Russian servicemen were delivered to a military hospital in Rostov-on-Don, and preparations are being made to receive another 200 bodies in the near future.
To make up for losses in manpower, the enemy continues forced mobilization in the temporarily occupied territories. For example, in Gorlovka on September 19, representatives of the 1st Army Corps detained and took ten men to military service, regardless of their age or state of health.
In the period from 18 to 20 September this year in the Luhansk pre-trial detention center, representatives of a Russian private company unsuccessfully tried to recruit prisoners.
As part of the implementation of partial mobilization measures, the occupying authorities of Crimea announced that the main number of reservists is planned to be recruited from among employees of private security companies with experience in military service. In Sevastopol, some firms have already been instructed to prepare lists of all eligible employees.
It is also known about the early graduation in Smolensk of cadets of the graduation courses of the military academy of air defense of the armed forces of the Russian Federation named after Marshal Vasilevsky and their further placement in positions in the troops.
On the basis of the Moscow Combined Arms Command School, from September 26 to October 24, the Russian military leadership plans to hold a meeting with citizens in the reserve.
During the day, units of the Defense Forces repelled enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Kupyansk, Spirnoe, Mayorsk, Zaitsevo, Avdeevka, Novomikhailovka, Poprosnoye and Kamenka.
Aviation of the defense forces hit 25 areas of concentration of enemy manpower and military equipment and 6 positions of anti-aircraft missile systems.
In addition, our air defense units, in different directions, destroyed the Mi-8 helicopter and 9 UAVs of the invaders.
Over the past day, missile forces and artillery inflicted fire damage, in particular, on 6 command posts, 4 areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment, 3 air defense positions, 3 artillery positions, as well as 3 ammunition depots.