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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., September 26, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 26 September 2023 07:57

    Day 580 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    The russian occupiers continue to ignore the International Humanitarian Law, as they shell not only the positions of Ukrainian troops, but also civilian infrastructure in various settlements, terrorizing civilians. 

    Thus, over the past day, the russian federation attacked Ukraine with 12 Kalibr cruise missiles, 2 P-800 Oniks anti-ship cruise missiles and 24 Iranian Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs against the port infrastructure of Odesa oblast and other civilian infrastructure. As a result of successful combat operations, the Air Force’s air defense along with the air defense of other units of the Ukrainian Defense Forces, shot down 11 Kalibr cruise missiles and all 24 enemy Shaheds.

    Moreover, last night, russia once again attacked Ukraine with Shahed-136/131 strike UAVs. Information on the aftermath of this terrorist attack is currently being updated.

    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 25, there were 25 combat engagements. The enemy launched 16 missile, 72 air strikes, 65 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and civilian targets across Ukraine. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks have killed and wounded civilians. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

    Enemy air strikes hit Leonivka (Chernihiv oblast), Popivka, Ponomarenky (Sumy oblast), Synkivka, Ivanivka, Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast), Nadiya, Novojehorivka, Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Spirne, Vasyukivka, Pivnichne, Avdiyivka, Maryinka,  Novomykhailivka, Urozhaine, Zelene Pole (Donetsk oblast), Verbove, Robotyne (Zaporizhzhya oblast), Beryslav, Odradokamyanka, Olhivka and Lvove (Kherson oblast).

    More than 150 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, and Lyman axes: the adversary did not conduct any offensive (assault) actions. 

    Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled 5 adversary in the vicinity of Klishchiyivka (Donetsk oblast). The adversary attempted to regain the lost position in the vicinity of Klishchiyivka (Donetsk oblast), to no success.

    Tavria operational-strategic group, Avdiyivka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces repelled enemy attacks in the vicinities of Avdiyivka and Sjeverne (Donetsk oblast). Maryinka axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Maryinka (Donetsk oblast), where it made 10 unsuccessful attempts to force Ukrainian troops out of their positions during the day of September 25. Moreover, the adversary unsuccessfully attempted to regain the lost position in the vicinity of Novomykhailivka (Donetsk oblast). At the same time, on Shakhtarske axis and Zaporizhzhia axis, the Ukrainian defenders continue to hold the line and defend Ukrainian land from the occupiers.

    Melitopol axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue their offensive, inflicting losses in manpower and equipment on the enemy forces, consolidating their positions and exhausting the enemy.

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

    The enemy continues to suffer significant losses. It has been established that the 200th separate motorized rifle brigade of the 14th army corps of the coastal defense troops of the Northern Fleet of the russian federation, which is participating in the fighting in the area between Bakhmut and Soledar, has high combat losses of personnel, both sanitary and irreversible. For example, in the city of Pervomaisk (Luhansk oblast), a military hospital has been set up in the central city hospital, where more than 200 servicemen of the russian occupation forces, mostly from the 200th Brigade, are being treated. The unit’s personnel have poor moral and psychological condition and lack motivation to continue fighting.

    The russian occupiers ruthlessly continue to violate International Humanitarian Law by forcibly living together with civilians in their homes, using civilians as human shields. For example, in the settlement of Nove (Zaporizhzhia oblast), russian troops are using private yards where civilians live as firing positions for military equipment and personnel.

    During the day of September 25, the Ukrainian Air Force launched 11 air strikes on concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment, and 7 strikes on anti-aircraft missile systems of the adversary.

    The Ukrainian missile troops hit 9 artillery systems, 1 concentration of troops, weapons and military equipment, 1 ammunition depot and 1x electronic warfare station of the adversary.

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