Russians are advancing on two fronts and preparing defensive positions in Kherson Oblast General Staff

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

Russian troops have carried out 15 missile attacks on the territory of Ukraine during the past day. They are conducting offensive operations on the Bakhmut and Avdiivka fronts. The Russians are also setting up defensive positions by laying mines along the coastline on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast.

Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 06:00 on October 25

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

During the last 24 hours, Ukrainian defense forces repelled the invaders’ attacks in the areas of Bilohorivka in Luhansk Oblast, Bakhmut, Bilohorivka, Verkhniokamianske, Ivanhrad, Klishchiivka, Spirne, Soledar, Mariinka and Nevelske in Donetsk Oblast.

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

Details: Over the past day, the Russians launched missile and airstrikes on civilian infrastructure and buildings in violation of International Humanitarian Law and the laws and customs of war.

In total, the invaders launched three rockets and 12 airstrikes the day before. They launched more than 60 attacks from multiple rocket launchers.

Civil infrastructure facilities in the settlements of Vuhledar and Neskuchne in Donetsk Oblast, Nova Kamianka in Kherson Oblast and the city of Mykolaiv were hit by the invaders.

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

The invaders launched attacks on other fronts:

  • on the Sivershchyna front – from mortars and tube artillery, in the areas of Senkivka in Chernihiv Oblast and Rozhkovychi, Sosnivka and Velyka Pysarivka in Sumy Oblast;

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

  • on the Kupiansk front and the Lyman front – from tanks and artillery, in the areas of Kyslivka settlements in the Kharkiv region; Nevske and Stelmakhivka in Luhansk Oblast; Berestove, Zarichne, Terny, Torske and Yampolivka in Donetsk Oblast;

  • on the Bakhmut front – from tanks, mortars, tube artillery and rockets, in the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Bilohorivka, Vesele, Ivanhrad, Kurdiumivka, Mayorsk, Opytne, Soledar and Yakovlivka, Donetsk Oblast;

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

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

  • on the Pivdennyi Buh front, more than 20 settlements near the contact line suffered fire damage. Among them are Bilohirka, Davydiv Brid, Myrne, Sukhyi Stavok and Ternovi Pody.

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

Evacuation of local residents from temporary housing Kherson is being developed. Equipment and employees of all banks and the occupation administration have been evacuated from the right bank of the city to the settlements of Henichesk and Skadovsk. Internet providers’ equipment was stolen. Emergency services and medical personnel have been forcibly evacuated.

Funding of schools and the supply of food to children in schools have been cut off. The number of robberies of the residents of the area and the cases of robberies have increased.

Recently recruited soldiers are being transferred to the Lvov settlement to replace the evacuated collaborators.

According to updated information, five units of weapons and military equipment have been destroyed and up to 110 Russian invaders have been killed in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions in recent days.

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

During the previous day, Missile 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 invaders.

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