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  • Operational update of General Staff of the UAF regarding the russian invasion as of 18:00, on November 3, 2022
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 03 November 2022 18:15

    The two-hundred-fifty-third (253) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
    The enemy is trying to keep the temporarily captured territories, concentrates efforts on restraining the actions of the Defense Forces in certain areas. Conducts offensive actions in the Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Novopavlivka directions.
    The enemy is shelling units of the Defense Forces along the contact line, carrying out border fortification equipment in separate directions and conducting aerial reconnaissance. It continues to strike critical infrastructure and civilian homes in violation of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war.
    During the current day, the enemy launched 3 missile and 16 air strikes, carried out more than 40 MLRS attacks.
    Areas of more than 25 settlements were hit by enemy attacks. In particular, these are Pavlohrad in Dnipropetrovsk oblast and Avdiivka and Vuhledar in Donetsk oblast.
    The threat of new strikes and the use of attack UAVs remains, in particular from the territory of the republic of belarus.
    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 enemy shelled in other directions:
    in the Siversky direction - from mortars and barrel artillery, in the areas of Vilchyky settlements of Chernihiv oblast and Stara Huta, Sosnivka and Novovolodymyrivka of Sumy oblast;
    in the Slobozhanskyi direction - in the areas of the settlements of Hatyshche, Kozacha Lopan, Ohirtseve and Strilecha. The enemy used an attack UAV;
    in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions - from mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of Verkhnokamianske, Spirne and Zvanivka settlements;
    in the Bakhmut direction - from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Soledar, Opytne, New York, Ozaryanivka and Kurdyumivka;
    in the Avdiivka direction - from tanks and various caliber artillery, in the areas of Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Nevelske and Vodyane settlements;
    in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions - from artillery of various types, in the areas of the settlements of Vuhledar, Kamianske and Vremivka.
    In the South Buh direction, more than 35 settlements along the contact line suffered fire damage. In addition, the enemy continued to conduct aerial reconnaissance, actively using UAVs. Made more than 30 flies.
    Despite the announced end of partial mobilization, the military leadership of the russian federation continues to recruit so-called "volunteers" to participate in the war on the territory of Ukraine. Military commissars received instructions on the further formation of so-called volunteer units. These "volunteers" can become men with cleared criminal records, without age restrictions and in any state of health, except for persons with official disabled status. In order to avoid legal and financial obligations, the conclusion of a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the russian federation with such persons is not envisaged.
    Previously demobilized personnel have a low level of morale and psychological state, which leads to extraordinary events in places of deployment. Thus, in units of the 57th motorized rifle division of the so-called territorial troops, at the stage of reconciliation in Kazan, more than 15 soldiers and sergeants voluntarily left, and during the redeployment to Ukraine, two more mobilized committed suicide.
    In addition, the main problem of already operating occupation units, in addition to private military campaigns, remains the low training of personnel and the rapid failure of military equipment that has been removed from storage and has not undergone appropriate maintenance.
    Aviation of the Defense Forces struck the enemy 12 times during the day. 8 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as 4 positions of the enemy's anti-aircraft defense equipment, were affected.
    Units of missile forces and artillery of the Defense Forces were struck within a day 3 areas of concentration of manpower, 2 areas of accumulation of weapons and military equipment, 2 ammunition warehouses and other important military facilities of the russian occupiers.
    We believe in the Armed Forces! Together we will win! Glory to Ukraine!