The 224th day of the Russia-Ukraine War: official operational information by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on 05.10.2022.
Russia is trying to hold the temporarily captured territories, concentrates efforts on attempts to disrupt the active actions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces in certain directions, does not stop attempts to conduct offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions. The Russian army is regrouping units of its troops in separate directions.
Russia continues shelling the positions of Ukrainian troops along the contact line, carries out remote mining of the territory in separate directions and conducts aerial reconnaissance. Strikes civilian infrastructure and civilian homes, violating international humanitarian law, laws and customs of war.
There remains the threat of air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine. During the current day, Russian troops launched three rocket and two air strikes, carried out more than fifteen attacks from rocket salvo systems.
Objects and civilian population of more than 20 settlements were damaged by Russian strikes. Among them are Bila Tserkva, Ridkodub, Siversk, Soledar, Bilohirka, Karlivka, Zaporizhzhia, Nikopol, Kryvyi Rih and Myrne.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.
Russian soldiers fired in other directions:
- in the Siversky direction – in the areas of Holyshivske and Pysarivka settlements of the Sumy oblast;
- in the Slobozhansky direction – in the areas of the settlements of Ivashky, Huryiv Kozachok, Udy, Ridkodub, Vovchansk and Dvorichna;
- in the Kramatorsk direction – in the areas of the settlements of Kivsharivka, Kamyanka, Novolyubivka, Terny, Torske, Ivanivka, Serebryanka, Spirne and Bilohorivka;
- in the Bakhmut direction – in the areas of Rozdolivka, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Opytne, Ivanhrad, Zaitseve, Odradivka, New York (Donetsk region), and Yuryivka settlements;
- in the Avdiivka direction – in the areas of Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka settlements.
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Russian military did not conduct active offensives in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhya directions. Fired in the areas of Volodymyrivka, Novosilka, Vremivka, Shakhtarske, Zolota Nyva, Prechystivka, Pavlivka, Vesele, Chervone, Dorozhnyanka and Mala Tokmachka settlements.
In the South Buh direction, Russia continues to take measures to regroup and withdraw its units. Fired more than 25 settlements along the contact line. In particular, Velyke Artakove, Biloghirka, Blagodativka, Andriivka, Novohredneve, Sukhy Stavok, Luch, Stepova Dolyna, Soldatske, Pravdyne and Myrne.
During the current day, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of Russian troops in the areas of the settlements of Vyimka, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Mayorsk and Novomykhailivka.
In the temporarily occupied city of Energodar, Russian soldiers continue to exert moral and psychological pressure on the workers of the Zaporizhzhya NPP. Thus, according to available information, employees are forced to obtain Russian passports and enter into employment contracts with the state atomic energy corporation Rosatom through threats.
As a result of the successful actions of the Defense Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson direction, Russian units suffered losses and are trying to evacuate the wounded and equipment to the nearest crossings across the Dnipro River. In particular, Russians moved up to 150 wounded servicemen and about 50 units of damaged military equipment to the settlement of Vesele, near the Kakhovskaya HPP.
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk region, due to the large number of wounded and the overloading of local medical institutions, the Russian army has equipped and is using a school as a military hospital. According to preliminary information, up to 200 wounded servicemen are there.
The command of units of the Russian forces continues to recruit prisoners in order to replenish the losses of personnel. According to preliminary information, more than 650 prisoners from the strict-regime correctional colonies of the Stavropol region agreed to take part in combat operations on the territory of Ukraine.
During the day, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine carried out more than ten strikes. The defeat of nine areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as two anti-aircraft missile systems of the Russian army, was confirmed. In addition, Ukrainian air defense units shot down seven Russian UAVs. Six of them are of Iranian production.
Ukrainian missile troops and artillery during the current day hit two control points, twelve areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, as well as ten other important Russian facilities.