Operational information on Russian invasion (October 2)

221st day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.

The enemy continues to focus its efforts on attempts to occupy the Donetsk oblast, hold the captured territories, as well as disrupt the active actions of the Defence Forces in certain directions. The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the contact line, conducting aerial reconnaissance. Attacks civilian infrastructure and civilian homes, violating international humanitarian law, laws and customs of war. There remains the threat of the enemy launching air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine.

Over the past day, the enemy launched 4 missile and 16 air strikes, carried out more than 75 rounds of anti-aircraft fire at military and civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine. In addition, the enemy uses the Iranian-made “Shahed-136” unmanned aerial vehicle for attacks on infrastructure facilities.

Last day, more than 30 settlements were damaged by enemy strikes. Among them are Bilohorivka, Bakhmut, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Vodyane, Trudove, Bohoyavlenka, Novoukrainka, Orihiv, Zaliznychne, Illinka, Nikopol, Blahodativka, Mykolayiv, Ochakiv and Odesa.

The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.

In other directions, the enemy continued shelling from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery:

in the Siversky direction – in the areas of the settlements of Seredyna Buda, Fotovyzh and Budka of the Sumy oblast;

in the Slobozhanskyi direction – in the areas of Vovchansk and Gatyshche settlements of the Kharkiv oblast;

in the Kramatorsk direction – Hryhorivka, Bilohorivka, Verkhnokamianske and Rozdolivka;

in the Bakhmut direction – Soledar, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Odradivka, Opytne, Yakovlivka, Yuryivka and Novoselivka;

in the Avdiyivka direction – Avdiyivka, Krasnohorivka, Opytne, Pervomaiske, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka and Vodyane.

In the Novopavlivskyi and Zaporizhzhya directions, the enemy inflicted fire damage in the areas of Novoukrayinka, Paraskoviyivka, Prechystivka, Pavlivka, Neskuchne, Shakhtarske, Velyka Novosilka, Novoandriyivka, Zaliznychne, Hulyaipole, Hulyaipilske, Poltavka, Novopil and Vremivka.

Areas of twenty-eight settlements near the contact line were shelled by tanks, mortars and barrel artillery in the South Buh direction.

The enemy continues to suffer losses on Ukrainian soil as a result of the effective actions of the Defence Forces. It has been confirmed that the ammunition warehouse was destroyed after a fire attack on September 30 in the area of Chernihivka settlement of Zaporizhzhya oblast and about 50 people were injured.

Measures of partial mobilization, announced by the military-political leadership of the russian federation, are ongoing. Since September 30 of this year, enemy military units based on the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea have been put on “full” combat readiness, measures are being taken to disperse units. It is known about the formation of a motorized rifle division on the territory of the peninsula at the expense of the demobilized male population of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the Krasnodar Territory and the Republic of Adygea.

The arrival of about two thousand demobilized persons to the point of permanent deployment of the 810th separate brigade of marines based in the city of Sevastopol was noted.

In the city of Budyonnovsk, Stavropol Kray, about 5,000 people arrived for mobilization to the 205th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 49th Combined Arms Army of the Southern Military District. It is known that about 3,000 are stationed at the point of permanent deployment of the unit, the rest – in a tent town at the Nikolo-Olexandrivsky training ground. Combat training classes began with the specified personnel.

During the day, units of the Defence Forces repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Kozacha Lopan, Vyimka, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna and Pervomaiske settlements.

In support of the actions of the land groups, the Air Force of the Defence Forces carried out 29 strikes during the past 24 hours. The defeat of the enemy’s stronghold, 22 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as 6 anti-aircraft missile systems of the enemy was confirmed. In addition, our air defense units shot down 2 unmanned aerial vehicles.

Missile troops and artillery struck 8 command posts, 10 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment during the day. In addition, 3 warehouses with ammunition and 2 S-300 anti-aircraft missile complexes fell into the affected area.