General Staff operational report October 25, 2022 on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The 244th day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 25.10.2022.

The Russian army is trying to keep the temporarily captured territories, concentrates efforts on restraining the actions of the Defense Forces of Ukraine in certain areas. At the same time, itdoes not stop trying to conduct offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas. Russia is shelling the positions of Ukrainian troops along the contact line, carrying out fortification equipment of the area in certain 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 current day, Russian troops launched 3 missile and 11 air strikes, carried out more than 25 MLRS from rocket salvo systems.

Areas of 25 settlements were hit by Russian attacks. Among them are Nikopol of the Dnipropetrovsk oblast, Bakhmutske and Vuhledar of the Donetsk oblast, and Nova Kamianka in the Kherson oblast.

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 strikes and the use of attack UAVs on Ukrainian territory remains.

Russian soldiers shelled in other directions:

  • in the Siversky direction – from mortars and barrel artillery, within the settlements of Senkivka and Kamianska Sloboda of the Chernihiv oblast and Rozhkovychi, Basivka and Popivka of the Sumy oblast. Used shock UAVs;
  • in the Slobozhanskyi direction – with the use of mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Dvorichna, Krasne, Ohirtseve, and Strilecha;
  • in the Kupyansk direction – from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of Vyshneve, Kislivka and Stelmakhivka settlements;
  • in the Lymanskyi direction – from mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of settlements of Novoyehorivka, Terny, Zarichne and Yampolivka;
  • in the Bakhmut direction – from the armament of tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmutske, Ivanhrad, Bilohorivka, Mayorsk, Soledar and Opytne;
  • in the Avdiivka direction, Russian military fired tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery at the areas of Avdiivka, Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and Pervomaiske settlements.

The Russian army did not conduct active offensives in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions. Fired at the positions of the Defense Forces of Ukraine and civilian infrastructure in the areas of more than 20 settlements along the entire contact line.

More than 30 settlements were affected by fire in the Southern Buh direction. Russian troops continue to mine areas along the coastline of the Dnipro River. They are trying to restore the affected pontoon-bridge crossings. To conduct aerial reconnaissance, Russia made up to 55 sorties of UAVs of various types.

The Russian forces continue forced mobilization measures to replenish current losses. In the temporarily occupied settlement of Khrustalnyi, Luhansk oblast, “mobile groups” detain and transport all men to the military commissariat. According to available information, another batch of prisoners came from Russia to Stanytsia Luhanska to replenish units of private military campaigns. The local so-called “law enforcement officers” are forbidden to intervene in case of violations by the arriving mercenaries.

To replenish the losses in the Zaporizhzhya region, another batch of Russian servicemen has arrived in the settlement of Vovkivka, who are chaotically moving through the streets, looking for food and an opportunity to wash among the local population.

According to the updated information, the consequences of Russia’s fire damage have been confirmed. As a result of point strikes by the artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine, up to 30 Russian soldiers were eliminated in the settlement of Kayiry, Kherson oblast, and more than a hundred Russian servicemen remained under the rubble. In the village of Hornostaivka, after the detonation of the ammunition warehouse, the movement of a large number of ambulances was observed. Losses are carefully hidden by the Russian army.

During the current day, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine made 15 strikes. It was confirmed that 12 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, 2 strongholds, as well as the position of Russian anti-aircraft missile system were hit. Air defense units of Ukraine shot down the UAV.

Soldiers of missile troops and artillery of Ukraine hit the control post, 8 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, ammunition depots, and other important military objects of Russian troops.

Source: The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine 

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