18.00, 17.10.2022 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 thirty-sixth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian nation to the large-scale Russian invasion continues. The enemy is trying to keep the temporarily captured territories, concentrates efforts on restraining the actions of the Defense Forces in certain directions, at the same time, it does not abandon attempts to conduct offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiiv directions. Over the past 24 hours, units of the Defense Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of the settlements of Spirne, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Mayorsk, Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Pobyeda and Nevelske of the Donetsk region. The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the entire 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 strikes critical infrastructure and the homes of the civilian population. During the current day, the enemy launched 9 missile and 39 air strikes, carried out about 30 attacks from rocket salvo systems. Areas of more than 25 settlements were hit by the enemy. Among them are Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia; Kozacha Lopan and Strelecha of Kharkiv region; Krasnohorivka, Terny, Soledar and Maryinka of the Donetsk region, Biloghirka of the Kherson region; as well as other settlements of Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv and Sumy regions.