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Russians launch two missile, 28 air strikes on Ukraine in one day - General Staff

Defence forces repelled the occupiers' attacks near two settlements in Kharkiv Region and nine in Donetsk Region.

Russians launch two missile, 28 air strikes on Ukraine in one day - General Staff
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The 243rd day of countering the Russian full-scale invasion has started. The enemy is trying to hold the temporarily seized territories and improve the tactical situation, it focuses on deterring the actions of the Defence Forces in certain areas while conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka areas, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine says on FB.

According to available information, the russian federation continues the training of a part of the mobilized persons at the combined military training grounds and in the training units of specialists of certain professions. 

Over the past 24 hours, the Defence Forces of Ukraine have repelled attacks by the occupiers in the areas of Zemlyanka and Chuhunivka settlements of Kharkiv Region, as well as Soledar, Bakhmut, Andriyivka, Klishchiyivka, Novomykhailivka, Maryinka, Nevelske, Pervomayske and Avdiyivka of Donetsk Region. 

The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the contact line and conducting aerial reconnaissance. Over the past day, the russian occupiers have launched missile and air strikes on the infrastructure and homes of the civilian population, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war. In general, during the previous day, the occupiers launched 2 missile and 28 air strikes, carried out 65 MLRS attacks.

Objects of civil infrastructure in the settlements of Bakhmut, Zaporizhzhya, Mykolaiv and Novotavrycheske of Zaporizhzhya Region were hit by enemy attacks. 

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

During October of this year, measures to check mobilization resources are ongoing on the territory of the Republic of Belarus. Special groups have been created at local executive authorities to check and clarify information on potential conscripts. The type of activity of men of conscription age, military accounting professions and marital status is being clarified. 

There is still a threat of launching missile and air strikes against the critical infrastructure of Ukraine from the territory of the Republic of Belarus, including the use of Iranian-made attack UAVs. 

The enemy shelled in other areas: 

in the Slobozhansk area - from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the vicinity of Hryhorivka, Krasne, Ohirtseve, Starytsa, Petro-Ivanivka, Fiholivka, Khatnye, Chervona Zorya and Chugunivka settlements;

in the Kupyansk and Lyman areas - from tanks and artillery of various calibres, in the vicinity of the settlements of Berestovka, Hrekivka, Zarichne, Kovalivka, Makiyivka, Yampolivka, Kamyanka and Bilohorivka; 

in the Bakhmut area - from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the vicinity of the settlements of Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Zelenopillya, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, New York, Ozaryanivka, Opytne, Soledar, Spirne and Yakovlivka; 

in the Avdiyivka region - from tanks and artillery of various types, in the vicinity of Avdiyivka, Opytne, Vodyane, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Kostyantynivka, Pervomayske, Novomykhaylivka, Maryinka, Prechistivka, Novopil, Novosilka and Zaliznychne; 

on the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhya areas - from barrel and rocket artillery in the vicinity of the settlements of Velyka Novosilka, Vremivka, Vuhledar, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Malynivka, Mykilske, Olhivske, Pavlivka and Shevchenko.

In the South Buh area, the enemy fired in the vicinity of populated areas near the contact line. Among them are Shevchenkove, Ternovi Pody, Myrne, Novohryhorivka, Kvitneve, Kiselivka,

Blahodativka, Novopoltavka, Bilohirka, Davydiv Brid and Trifonivka. The infrastructure of Nikopol and Ilyinka of Dnipropetrovsk Region was directly affected by rocket and barrel artillery fire. 

According to updated information, the destruction of three BM-21 "Hrad" multiple rocket launcher systems, as well as the evacuation of about seventy wounded enemy servicemen on 22 October of this year in the Mykhaylivka settlement of Zaporizhzhya Region, has been confirmed. 

In the city of Enerhodar, the russian occupiers rotated personnel at the nuclear power plant. Further, the facts of physical and moral pressure on employees of the Zaporizhzhya NPP to force them to sign contracts with the Rosatom Corporation are recorded. In addition, the invaders forbade the employees of the power plant to leave the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities.

The aviation of the Defence Forces during the past day made 11 strikes. It has been confirmed that 11 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment of the enemy have been destroyed. Air defence units shot down 12 Shahed-136 UAVs. 

Over the past day, Ukrainian missile forces and artillery hit four control points, five areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, four ammunition depots, an anti-aircraft missile complex, an area of artillery firing positions and other important enemy objects.

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