Timeline of war: day 209 of russia's war in Ukraine
Ukrainian army's successes
📌 During the day, the Armed Forces destroyed seven aerial targets of the occupiers: a Su-25 attack aircraft, a Kh-59 air-to-surface guided missile, and 5 UAVs of the operational-tactical level of the russian occupying forces.
📌 Yesterday, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled attacks by russian troops near four populated areas. In the area of the settlement of Svatove, units of the Defense Forces inflicted damage on the concentration of the enemy's manpower. It is known that 70% of personnel at the specified facility died.
📌 Rocket troops and artillery inflicted fire damage on 16 enemy objects. In particular, in 6 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons, and military equipment, in 7 areas of concentration of artillery, and destroyed 3 ammunition warehouses. The total losses of the enemy are being clarified.
📌 In the Kherson region, in the area of Nova Kakhovka and Kozatsky, Ukrainian army sunk a russian barge with military personnel and weapons in Dnipro.
📌 Ukrainian border guards in the Donetsk region drowned russian saboteurs who tried to get behind them. Using a thermal imager, the fighters detected the russians' preparations for the crossing, and when the boat with 4 saboteurs reached the middle of the Siversky Donets, they opened fire. The thermal imager did not detect any occupants who could get ashore.
📌 According to the summary of the General Staff, 50 units of russian equipment were eliminated or disabled in the Luhansk region in Novoaidar, and ammunition was destroyed. In Svatove, Ukrainian Armed Forces struck the area where the enemy's manpower was concentrated, destroying 70% of the personnel.
📌 The Ukrainian IT-Army hacked the website of the Wagner group and took all the personal data of the members of the terrorist group. "We have all the personal data of the mercenaries! Every executioner, murderer, and rapist will be severely punished," says a message on the PMС website.
📌 Another rare trophy is a modern russian command and control vehicle 1B1003 based on the BTR-80 artillery control complex 1B198 "Cannonada." It is designed to control the Tornado-G multiple rocket launcher division, is fully computerized, and is equipped with the latest artillery control systems.
📌 The SSU exposed the attempts of the occupiers to destroy critical infrastructure: an agent was detained in Mykolaiv, who gave the enemy the geolocation of heat supply enterprises in the front-line areas.
📌 In Kherson, activists of the "Yellow Ribbon" movement raided the streets, posted new leaflets, and continued tearing down russist propaganda, marking buildings with the letter "Ї."
📌 Two powerful explosions were heard in Melitopol today. The mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, writes that smoke is rising in the elevator area.
📌 British intelligence reports that the russian federation has relocated its submarines from Crimea to the Krasnodar Territory, as the security of the Black Sea Fleet base in Crimea has been undermined.
📌 At night, the russian military shelled Bakhmut, Siversk, Avdiivka, and Vuhledarsk communities in the Donetsk region. In Bakhmut, three entrances to a residential building were destroyed, and people may be under the rubble, and in Siversk, at least two private houses were destroyed.
In the afternoon, russians hit Sloviansk. The territory of the furniture shop came under fire. Presumably, the strikes were made by S-300 missiles.
📌 Also, at night, more than 100 shells were fired at three communities of the Dnipropetrovsk region: Nikopolska, Marhanetska, and Chervonohryhorivska. According to preliminary data, people were not injured.
📌 At night in the Kharkiv region, an infrastructure object in the Chuhuyiv district was attacked; there were no victims. During the day, the region along the border of the russian federation and along the contact line in Kharkiv, Kupyansk, and Izyum districts was shelled. In the village of Hrushivka in the Kupiansk district, 9 people were wounded, four of whom were children, and 2 people died. In the Kharkiv district — two were injured due to a mine explosion.
📌 After yesterday's shelling in the Zaporizhzhia region, there are wounded and dead. Zaporizhzhia and settlements of Polohiv, Vasyliv, and Zaporizhzhia districts were attacked. In Zaporizhzhia, more than 42 private sector buildings and 34 apartments in ten city high-rise buildings were destroyed.
📌 yesterday, the village of Slavhorod of the Krasnopil community in the Sumy Oblast was shelled from the territory of russia. A couple of pensioners were injured. Their house is destroyed.
📌 Yesterday evening and tonight, the enemy again struck Ochakiv's sea zone, the head of the Mykolaiv region, Vitaliy Kim, reported.
The enemy fired "Smerch" at Bereznehuvate with salvo rocket systems. The elevator was hit and partially destroyed, injuring three workers. In addition, several buildings were damaged in the central part of the village, including the professional lyceum. There are no casualties.
📌 In the de-occupied territories of Kharkiv Oblast, medical institutions have been looted or mined.
📌 And in the photo above is the liberated Potyomkine of the Kherson region. Destroyed houses, ditches, abandoned looted equipment, garbage – this is what the occupiers left behind in a peaceful village.
📌 The occupiers refuse to exchange captive women from "Azovstal." Even pregnant women. About 50 women are currently held captive by the russians. In addition, the occupiers do not comply with the agreements and do not allow access to the prisoners.
📌 In the occupied territories, there was talk of "immediate referendums" again. The Institute for the Study of War believes that this indicates that Ukraine's counteroffensive is causing the enemy's panic, including among decision-makers in the kremlin. Experts also see it as an element of pressure on Ukraine and NATO.
Any attempts to repaint the flags is a fiction that will not change anything for our partners or for us, the adviser to the head of the OPU, Mykhailo Podolyak, commented on Twitter.
📌 The hand with yellow and blue bracelets from the burial in Izyum in the photo that went around the world is a fragment of the body of a 36-year-old soldier of the 93rd brigade "Kholodny Yar" Serhiy Sova from Nikopol. The soldier's wife recognized her husband's body by a tattoo on his body. The soldier of the Armed Forces has two children.
📌 Another victim of russian aggression was discovered near the village of Myrotske in the Kyiv region. During the patrolling of the forest by volunteer formations, the remains of two people in civilian clothes were discovered. They were tortured and then killed.
📌 According to UN estimates, almost 6,000 civilians have died from russian aggression in Ukraine since February 24, but the actual numbers are much higher.
Life considering war
📌 In the de-occupied territories of Kharkiv Oblast, the same evacuation as from Donetsk Oblast will be organized within a few weeks. Where there is no communication and internet, the police will go around every house and suggest people to evacuate.
📌 "Ukrzaliznytsia" is launching the commuter train Lozova – Bantysheve starting today, which will connect Kharkiv and Donetsk regions.
Solutions for victory
Support of foreign partners
💡 The Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have started cooperation with the Territorial Defense Forces of Poland.
💡 Ukraine will receive 28 M-55S tanks from Slovenia.
💡 Another €5 billion of macro-financial assistance from the EU has been agreed upon. The money is provided through long-term loans on very favorable terms to support Ukraine during the war.
💡 The EU is working on creating a new mission for military assistance to Kyiv, the head of European diplomacy, Borrell, stated.
💡 London intends to spend at least $2.6 billion in 2023 to support Ukraine, the Financial Times reports.
💡 The US Ministry of Justice asked Congress to legalize the transfer of frozen russian assets to Ukraine in response to the "referendums" announced in the occupied territories of Ukraine.
💡 Due to the threat of US sanctions, the largest bank in Turkey – İşbank – refused to work with the russian payment system "Mir."
💡 Ukraine and the russian federation were able to reach an agreement on the exchange of prisoners, Turkish President Erdogan said. According to him, 200 people will be exchanged.
💡 Turkish Airlines refused to train russian pilots. Experts say this is a severe blow to the pilot training system since the door to training in Europe is already closed.
💡 UEFA has decided to exclude the russian national team from the Euro 2024 draw, which will take place on October 9. It is also reported that the russian federation is effectively excluded from national football at least until the final end of the war with Ukraine.
💡 War is still here, but you must take care of your health. Poland will transfer one million vaccines against COVID-19 to Ukraine. The Polish side will also hand over 100,000 doses of the MMR vaccine. This is a triple vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella.
💡 In Bukovyna, in the village of Chornohuza, entrepreneurs from Japan built the first two houses for IDPs. The plans include the construction of a modular town. "People will be able to live there for free for two years," the regional council assures.
Ukrainians, let's unite!
💡 9-year-old Daryna Dzhala from Lviv collects money to buy goodies for the Ukrainian military. The girl draws postcards and sells them. With this money, she buys bars, chocolates, coffee, and dry soups and, together with her parents, packs boxes for fighters. The girl calls her help "goodies for Cats" because, in Ukraine, the military is often called our "Cats."
💡 An SUV worth 150,000 hryvnias was handed over to the military by representatives of the Zhytomyr Regional Union of Azerbaijanis. The money for the car was collected within a week. The initiators of collecting funds for a car for the Armed Forces were Azerbaijani youth.
💡 In honor of the heroes of "Azovstal," a memorial will be erected on the Spivoche Pole in Kyiv. Its visualization was developed by an architect who served in "Azov." There will also be a burial place for fallen soldiers. Eternal memory to heroes. We remember – we win!