The war in Ukraine continues. Friday is the 597th day of the Russian invasion. – Special attention is currently being paid to Kharkiv and the Southern Oblast, as well as the Donetsk region, especially the battles for Avdiivka. I am grateful to every fighter and every individual for their resistance,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday evening. The city has been under attack for three days. The Russians brought to the front the most powerful self-propelled guns 2S7M “Małka”, which can fire at a distance of up to 55 km and are capable of launching missiles with a nuclear warhead. Follow live coverage of Wirtualna Polska.
“Instead of a thousand words, two soldiers from the same position on the front line were convinced that their comrades-in-arms were dead. During the evacuation, they saw each other and realized that they were alive,” advisor Anton Gerashchenko wrote. To the Ukrainian Interior Minister on Twitter.
A recording has appeared online documenting the aftermath of the Russian attacks in Avdiivka. The video was recorded on October 1.
Vitaly Barabash, head of the Avdiivka authorities, announced on Friday that the situation in the city was very difficult for the fourth day – wrote the Ukrainska Pravda portal. Russian forces have intensified their bombardment and are trying to launch an attack using armored vehicles.
– They come like cockroaches, there are a lot of them – said the mayor and emphasized that the Ukrainian forces are maintaining their positions.
ISW experts point out that Russian forces lost at least 50 armored vehicles during the operation around Avdiivka. Ukrainian forces inflict heavy losses on the Russian side and hamper Russian logistics near Avdiivka, slowing the pace of the Russian advance.
The ISW Institute estimates that the level of Russian successes in the Avdeev sector is exaggerated in the Russian information sphere. This trend will continue despite failures or slow progress.
According to a new report by the Institute for the Study of War, the Russian army is launching simultaneous attacks northwest, west and south of Avdiivka. The Russians have not yet been able to achieve major breakthroughs on the front near the city.
Analysts also believe that Russian forces are unlikely to be able to isolate Ukrainian forces quickly. Russian forces are located about 3.3 km from the Ukrainian land supply line.
Ukrainian work near Avdiivka.
Ukrinform agency reported that an explosion occurred in Kryvyi Rih in the morning.
Anti-aircraft alert in many regions of Ukraine.
“Thank you all for the birthday wishes friends. Especially the creative ones. We will win!” – Ukrainian journalist Andrey Kaplenko wrote on his channel in the Telegram application. In the entry, he included pictures of a bullet with wishes on it.
A recording has appeared online documenting the Russian evening attack on Avdiivka.
Explosions were heard in the temporarily occupied city of Melitopol, according to the city’s mayor, Ivan Fedorov.
There are reports in the Ukrainian media about Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit to Israel. The Ukrainian ambassador to this country commented on this information.
He pointed out that due to the ongoing conflict, he cannot reveal the plans of the head of state.
– We will find out when the decision is made and Zelensky appears in the country, said Yevhen Korneichuk, quoted by Kanał24.ua.
Chechnya’s leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, posted a video of her jogging online.
Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to the Ukrainian Interior Minister, said on Twitter: “He seems tired even before the training starts.”
Next week, the US President will announce a new financial support package for Ukraine and Israel, Reuters reports.
Current map of anti-aircraft alerts in Ukraine.
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has issued an arrest warrant for former Odessa Mayor, Oleksiy Kostosev, in connection with the embezzlement of property and income from Odessa Airport, NABU reported on its website.
In the occupied territories, Russia replaced Ukrainian priests with Russian priests.
The Office of the President of Ukraine asked the Israeli authorities to approve an official visit by Volodymyr Zelensky to this country. Fighting between Hamas fighters and Israeli armed forces has been continuing there since Saturday.
The United States will support Israel just as it supports Ukraine.
Latvia closed two checkpoints on the border with Russia, Ukrinform news agency reported.
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