The Russians advance on two fronts and prepare defensive positions in the General Staff of Kherson Oblast

OLENA ROSHCHIN — TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2022, 08:16

Russian troops have launched 15 missile strikes on Ukrainian territory over the past day. They conduct offensive operations on the Bakhmut and Avdiivka fronts. The Russians also set up defensive positions by placing mines along the coastline on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Facebookinformation at 06:00 on October 25

Quotation: “The enemy is trying to hold the temporarily occupied territories, improve their tactical situation, focusing on deterring the actions of the defense forces on certain fronts, and at the same time carrying out offensive actions on the Bakhmut fronts and Avdiivka.

Over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian Defense Forces have repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the regions of Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast, Bakhmut, Bilohorivka, Verkhniokamianske, Ivanhrad, Klishchiivka, Spirne, Soledar, Mariinka and Nevelske in the Donetsk Oblast.

The enemy is attacking the positions of our armed forces along the line of contact and carrying out aerial reconnaissance.”

Details: Over the past day, the Russians have launched missiles and airstrikes on infrastructure and civilian buildings in violation of international humanitarian law and the laws and customs of war.

In total, the occupiers carried out three missiles and 12 airstrikes during the previous day. They carried out more than 60 attacks from multiple rocket launchers.

Civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Vuhledar and Neskuchne in Donetsk Oblast, Nova Kamianka in Kherson Oblast and the city of Mykolaiv were affected by the occupiers.

The situation on the fronts of Volyn and Polissia remains unchanged. There is still a threat of missiles and airstrikes on Ukraine’s critical infrastructure from the territory of the Republic of Belarus, including the use of Iranian-made attack drones.

The occupiers carried out attacks on other fronts:

  • on the forehead of Sivershchyna – mortars and tubular artillery, in the regions of Senkivka in Chernihiv oblast and Rozhkovychi, Sosnivka and Velyka Pysarivka in Sumy oblast;

  • on the forehead of Slobozhanshchyna – tanks, mortars, artillery and rockets, in the areas of the settlements of Veterynarne, Vilkhuvatka, Vovchansk, Dvorichna, Kamianka, Krasne, Starytsia, Strilecha, Khatnie and Chuhunivka, Kharkiv oblast;

  • on the Kupiansk front and the Lyman front – tanks and artillery, in the settlement areas of Kyslivka in the Kharkiv oblast; Nevske and Stelmakhivka in Lugansk Oblast; Berestove, Zarichne, Terny, Torske and Yampolivka in Donetsk Oblast;

  • on the Bakhmut front – tanks, mortars, artillery tubes and rockets, in the regions of Andriivka, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Ivanhrad, Kurdiumivka, Mayorsk, Opytne, Soledar and Yakovlivka, oblast of Donetsk;

  • on the Avdiivka front – tanks and artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Vodiane, Krasnohorivka, Mariinka and Pervomaiske;

  • on the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia fronts – tanks, mortars, artillery tubes and rockets, in the settlement areas of Vremivka, Vuhledar, Neskuchne, Novosilka, Pavlivka in Donetsk Oblast; Zelenyi Hai, Novoandriivka, Olhivske, Stepove, Chervone and Shcherbaky in Zaporizhia Oblast;

  • on the front of Pivdennyi Buh, more than 20 localities close to the line of contact were damaged by fire. Among them are Bilohirka, Davydiv Brid, Myrne, Sukhyi Stavok and Ternovi Pody.

According to the available data, the Russian invaders are setting up defensive positions on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast. So, in the area of ​​​​the Hornostaivka settlement, engineering units and sappers of the Russian occupation troops place mines along the coastline, leaving small passages for the possible withdrawal of their troops from the right bank.

Evacuation of temporarily occupied local residents Kherson is in progress. Equipment and employees of all banks and the occupation administration were evacuated from the right bank of the city to the settlements of Henichesk and Skadovsk. Internet service providers’ equipment was stolen. Emergency services and medical personnel are forcibly evacuated.

Funding for schools and the provision of food to children in schools have been stopped. The number of robberies of local residents and cases of looting have increased.

Recently conscripted soldiers are transferred to the colony of Lvove to replace the evacuated collaborators.

According to updated information, five units of military weapons and equipment have been destroy and up to 110 Russian occupiers have been killed in Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts in recent days.

The Air Force carried out more than 30 strikes over the past day. It was confirmed that 22 groups of weapons and military equipment of the invaders, five ammunition depots and the positions of nine anti-aircraft missile systems of the invaders were destroyed. On different fronts, Ukrainian air defense units shot down three Ka-52 Alligator helicopters, one Su-24M bomber, two Orlan-10 drones and one Shahed-131 drone of the occupiers.

During the final day, Rocket Forces and Artillery hit six groups of manpower, weapons and military equipment, two ammunition depots, an anti-aircraft missile complex, a Zoopark-1 radar station and two other important sites used by the Russian occupiers.

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