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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., October 19, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 19 October 2023 19:47

    Day 603 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

    In the early hours of October 19, the kremlin terrorist forces cynically launched another missile attack with 1x Iskander-M ballistic missile on a civilian facility in the city of Mykolaiv. On top of that, the occupiers used Shahed-136/131 attack UAVs against targets in southern Ukraine, most of the UAVs were shot down by the air defense.

    During the day of October 19, there were more than 70x combat engagements. The enemy launched a total of 8x missile and 48x air strikes, 24x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Private houses, apartment buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. Certain units of the armed forces of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary maintains its military presence in the areas of russia bordering Ukraine. The enemy continues to shell Ukrainian settlements from the territory of russia and increases the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. More than 10x settlements came under enemy artillery and mortar fire, including Sosnivka, Kostobobriv, Hremyach (Chernihiv oblast), Volfyne, Kyyanytsya, Stepok, Novodmytrivka, Ryasne (Sumy oblast), Odradne, Kolodyazne, Topoli (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: Ukrainian soldiers repelled more than 10x enemy attacks in the vicinities of Synkivka and Ivanivka (Kharkiv oblast), and around 10x more attacks near Nadiya (Luhansk oblast). The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Petropavlivka, Podoly and Pishchane (Kharkiv oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 15x settlements, including Synkivka, Ivanivka, Kyslivka, Krokhmalne, Pishchane, Berestove (Kharkiv oblast).

    Lyman axis: the Ukrainian defense forces repelled enemy attacks in the vicinity of Makiivka (Luhansk oblast). The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Spirne, Vyimka and Vesele (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at around 20x settlements, including Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Verkhnokamyanske, Spirne, Vyimka, Zvanivka, Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled adversary attacks in the vicinity of Klishchiivka (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Klishchiivka and Kurdyumivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 25x settlements came under artillery and mortar fire, including Vasyukivka, Minkivka, Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Kurdyumivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Avdiivka axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations with air support in the vicinities of Avdiivka, Novokalynove, Stepove, Sjeverne (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian defense forces repelled more than 10x enemy attacks. Also, the adversary launched an air strike near Berdychi (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery and mortars at more than 10x settlements, including Novokalynove, Ocheretyne, Avdiivka, Opytne, Pervomaiske, Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations with air support in the vicinity of Maryinka (Donetsk oblast). The Ukrainian defense forces repelled 11x enemy attacks in that area. Also, the occupiers launched air strikes near Oleksandropil and Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). Around 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast), were under artillery and mortar fire of the occupiers.

    Shakhtarske axis: the Ukrainian defenders repelled enemy attacks near Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched air strikes near Vuhledar and Pavlivka (Donetsk oblast). Around 15x settlements, including Vodyane, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Zolota Nyva, Blahodatne, Urozhaine (Donetsk oblast), came under artillery and mortar fire.

    Zaporizhzhia axis: the invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Robotyne and Novodanylivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). Around 30x settlements, including Mala Tokmachka, Orikhiv, Robotyne, Kamyanske, Plavni, Prymorske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

    Kherson axis: the occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Beryslav and Vesele (Kherson oblast). The settlements of Inzhenerne, Antonivka, Komyshany (Kherson oblast) and the city of Kherson came under enemy artillery and mortar fire.

    At the same time, the Ukrainian defense forces continue offensive operations in the Melitopol axis, offensive (assault) operations in the Bakhmut axis, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the occupation forces, and exhausting the enemy along the entire front line.

    During the day of October 19, Ukrainian Air Force launched 13x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 1x air strike on a command post and 4x air strikes on anti-aircraft missile systems of the adversary. Moreover, the Ukrainian defenders shot down 4x operational-tactical reconnaissance UAVs of the russian invaders.

    The missile troops hit 1x command posts, 2x concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, 2x TOS-1A “Solntsepyok” heavy flamethrower systems and 13x artillery systems of the occupiers.

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