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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., October 3, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 03 October 2023 07:03

    Day 587 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    The Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to defend in the east and the south of Ukraine, conduct the offensive on Melitopol axis, and offensive operations on Bakhmut axis. As they destroy the enemy, they liberate the temporarily occupied territories and consolidate new positions. 

    During the day of September 18, there were 35 combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 8 missile, 47 air strikes, 27 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian targets across Ukraine. Also, the russian federation attacked Ukraine using 7 Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs from the southeast. The Ukrainian air defense intercepted 4 enemy Shaheds. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

    Air strikes hit Stepok (Sumy oblast), Kupyansk, Ivanivka, Cherneshchyna (Kharkiv oblast), Zarichne, Spirne, Lyman, Klishchiivka, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Paraskoviyivka, Urozhaine, Staromaiorske, Novodarivka (Donetsk oblast), Mala Tokmachka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), and Mykolaivka (Kherson oblast).

    More than 100 settlements in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson oblasts came under artillery fire.

    Pivnich operational-strategic group, Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy troops conduct active subversive activities in order to prevent the deployment of Ukrainian troops to threatened axes. The adversary increases the density of minefields along the state border in Belgorod oblast (russia).

    Khortytsia operational-strategic group, Kupyansk, axis: the adversary did not conduct any offensive (assault) operations. 

    Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defense forces repelled adversary attacks in the vicinity of settlement of Makiyivka (Luhansk oblast). 

    Bakhmut axis: the adversary made unsuccessful attempts to regain the lost ground in the vicinity of Andriyivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Tavria operational-strategic group, Avdiyivka axis: the adversary attempted to regain the lost position in the vicinity of Avdiyivka (Donetsk oblast), to no success. In addition, the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled enemy attacks in the area east of Stepove (Donetsk oblast). The enemy made 10 unsuccessful attacks in the vicinity of Maryinka and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). 

    Shakhtarske axis: the Ukrainian soldiers successfully repelled enemy attacks near Staromaiorske and Rivnopil (Donetsk oblast). 

    Zaporizhzhia axis: adversary made unsuccessful attempts to regain the lost position west of Verbove and southeast of Mala Tockmachka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). 

    The Ukrainian defense forces continue their offensive operation on Melitopol axis and offensive (assault) operations on Bakhmut axis, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, consolidating their new positions, and exhausting the enemy. 

    Odesa operational-strategic group, Kherson axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces conduct counter-battery fire, destroy the supply depots, and successfully strike behind the enemy lines. 

    During the day of October 2, Ukrainian Air Force launched 11 air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment and 1 air strike on the anti-aircraft missile system of the adversary.

    During the day of October 2, the Ukrainian missile troops hit 2 concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 1 command post, 2 electronic warfare stations, and 4 artillery systems of the adversary.

    Support the Armed Forces of Ukraine! United we will be victorious! Glory to Ukraine!