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  • Operational update of General Staff of the UAF regarding the russian invasion as of 6:00, on October 18, 2022
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 18 October 2022 07:14

    The two hundred thirty-seventh (237) 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 Defence Forces in certain directions, at the same time, it does not abandon attempts to conduct offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions.

    Over the past day, units of the Defence Forces repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of Berestove settlements of the Kharkiv oblast; Bakhmutske, Ivanhrad, Klishchiivka, Pervomayske and Maryinka of the Donetsk oblast.

    The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the entire contact line, carrying out engineering equipment of defensive positions and lines in separate directions and conducting aerial reconnaissance. Violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war, it strikes critical infrastructure and the homes of the civilian population.

    Over the past 24 hours, the enemy launched 10 missile and 58 air strikes, and launched up to 60 MLRS attacks.

    Areas of more than 35 settlements were hit by enemy attacks. In particular, Kyiv and Odesa, Mykolaiv oblasts; Bilohorivka, Terny, Krasnohorivka and Maryinka of the Donetsk oblast; Nova Kamianka and Bilohirka, Kherson oblast. For this, the enemy used cruise, aviation and anti-aircraft guided missiles. In addition, 43 Iranian-made Shahed-136 unmanned aerial vehicles were involved, 38 of which were shot down by Ukrainian soldiers.

    The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly. The threat of missile and airstrikes, as well as the use of "Shahed-136" attack UAVs from the territory of the republic of belarus, remains.

    The enemy fired in other directions:

    in the Siversky direction - from artillery of various types, in the areas of the settlements of Senkivka of Chernihiv region and Seredyna-Buda and Dmytrivka of Sumy oblast;

    in the Slobozhanskyi direction - from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Khatnye, Starytsa and Strilecha;

    in the Kupyansk direction - from mortars, barrel and jet artillery in the areas of Berestove, Hryanikyvka, Dvorichna, Kotlyarivka, Serebryanka and Stelmakhivka settlements;

    in the Lyman direction - from artillery of various calibres, in the areas of the settlements of Bilohorivka, Hrekivka, Zarichne, Nadiya, Novoyehorivka and Terny. Here the enemy also used shock UAVs;

    in the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions, the enemy inflicted fire damage from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery along the contact line.

    On the Novopavlivskyi and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy shelled more than 15 settlements. Among them are Bilohirya, Bohyavlenka, Vuhledar, Malynivka, Orihiv and Shevchenko.

    In the South Buh direction, the occupiers fired at military and civilian infrastructure. Areas of more than 20 settlements along the contact line were damaged by fire. The enemy made more than 30 UAV sorties to conduct aerial reconnaissance.

    Violating all norms of international humanitarian law, laws and customs of warfare, the russian occupiers are building fortifications at the expense of looting the local population. Thus, in the settlement of Blahodatne, Kherson oblast, building materials and metal constructions of estates for the equipment of engineering fortifications are taken from private households of civilians.

    Aviation of the Defence Forces carried out 22 strikes during the past day. It was confirmed that 18 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, a support point, as well as 3 positions of the enemy's anti-aircraft missile systems were hit. Air defence units shot down 3 cruise missiles.

    Missile troops and artillery hit the control post, the area of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, two air defence and artillery facilities, one ammunition depot and other military targets of the enemy.

    We believe in the Armed Forces! Together we will win! Glory to Ukraine!