18.29.09.2022 regarding the Russian invasion
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Oleksandr Shtupun, spokesman of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Glory to Ukraine! The two hundred and eighteenth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian nation to the Russian military invasion continues. During the current day, the enemy launched 4 missile and 4 air strikes, carried out more than 28 attacks from rocket salvo systems. More than 20 settlements were affected by enemy strikes. Among them are Kramatorsk, Bakhmut, Kryvyi Rih, Dnipro, Mykolaiv, Nikopol, Pavlivka, Visokopillya, Myrne. Also, as a result of the attack on the Zelenodol TPP, more than 10 civilians were injured.
The situation in the Volyn and Poliske directions has not changed significantly. In other directions, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery: in the Seversky direction – in the Senkivka district of the Chernihiv region; in the Slobozhansk direction – in the areas of Veterinarne, Sosnivka, Strelecha, Krasne, Hlyboke, Kolodyazne, Dvorichna, Hrushivka, Senkove and Oskil settlements;
in the Kramatorsk direction – in the areas of Novy Mir, Katerynivka, Nove, Novoselivka, Bogorodichne, Pryshyb, Blakytni Ozera, Shchurove, Donetske, Stariy Karavan, Dibrova, Raihorodok, Ozerne, Zakitne, and Verkhnyokamianske settlements; in the Bakhmut direction – Rozdolivka, Vesele, Bilogorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Ivanovske, Vesela Dolyna, Odradivka, Zaitseve and Toretsk; in the Avdiyiv direction – in the areas of Berdychi, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Opytne, Pisky and Maryinka settlements;
in the Novopavlovsk direction – Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka, Novopil, Neskuchne and Novoukrayinka; in the Zaporozhye region – Temyrivka, Yablukove, Uspenivka, Poltavka, Zaliznychne, Gulyaipole, Charivne, Dorozhnyanka, Kamianske, Mala Tokmachka, Biloghirya, Chervone. Areas of more than 35 settlements along the contact line were shelled by tanks, mortars and barrel artillery in the South Buz direction. In particular, Nikopol, Visokopillya, Arkhangelske, Osokorivka, Ternivka, Bilogirka, Suhy Stavok, Blagodatne, Olgyne, Lymany, Pravdyne and Myrne.
The leadership of the Russian occupation forces continues to use all available means to restore the combat capability of units that have suffered losses in battles on the territory of Ukraine. Thus, in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region, the so-called “local authorities” are conscripting and training 250 more prisoners. In the coming days, they will be sent to supplement the units that are in advanced positions.
The enemy continues to suffer losses. In particular, it was confirmed that the enemy’s concentration of manpower and military equipment in the Novaya Kuban area of the Kherson region was damaged, which also led to the detonation of ammunition. Enemy losses are being refined. According to detailed information, as a result of fire damage by the occupiers in the Sofiivka district of Berdyansky district of the Zaporizhzhya region, the enemy lost more than 40 people wounded and about 15 killed. In addition, more than 200 wounded invaders have been delivered to medical facilities in the city of Starobilsk, Luhansk region, in recent days.
During the current day, units of the Defense Forces repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Vesela Dolyna, Bakhmutske, Odradivka, Kurdyumivka, New York, Pervomaiske, Vyimka, Pavlivka and Bezimenne settlements. To support the actions of the ground groups, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 7 strikes during the day. It was confirmed that one stronghold, ten places of accumulation of weapons and military equipment, as well as six anti-aircraft missile systems of the enemy were destroyed. In addition, our air defense units shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle.
Missile troops and artillery during the current day, in particular, hit 4 command posts, 15 areas of concentration of enemy manpower, weapons and military equipment, and 6 warehouses with ammunition and fuel and lubricants. United we are invincible! We are approaching victory together! Glory to Ukraine!