What's Happening 19:48 04 Oct 2022

Timeline of war: day 223 of russia's war in Ukraine


Ukrainian army's successes

📌 Ukraine's armed forces repelled attacks near seven populated areas and struck dozens of positions of russian troops, Ukraine's General Staff reported.

📌 It has been confirmed that russia's three strongholds, 16 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, and three anti-aircraft missile systems have been struck. In addition, our air defense units destroyed two enemy UAVs.

📌 Over the past day, missile forces and artillery hit two control points, 12 areas of concentration of troops, weapons, and military equipment, two warehouses with ammunition, an air defense facility, as well as five other essential enemy facilities.

📌 In the south, Ukraine's air force made nine strikes on enemy positions, and missile and artillery units carried out 290 fire missions. Eighty-seven russian troops and more than 60 pieces of equipment were destroyed, 3 of which, two tanks and an IFV, were damaged. The Armed Forces of Ukraine also destroyed the Uragan MRLS and the Sani mortar complex.

📌 Ukraine's air defense forces shot down the Shahed-136 kamikaze drone, which was trying to attack Odesa, over the sea.

🇺🇦 The Ukrainian Armed Forces continue to advance south along the left bank of the Dnieper. In the Kherson region, the following areas came under the control of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: Starosillia, Velyka Oleksandrivka, Davydiv Brid, Blakytne, Novodmytrivka, Novovoskresenske, Novomykolaivka, Novopetrivka, Dudchany.

📌 The Antonivka bridge in Kherson, through which the russians are still trying to establish supplies, suffered a series of explosions again; these are Hymars of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Борівська громада звільнена

🇺🇦 Ukrainian flags flew in the Borova community in the Kharkiv region. The Borova settlement council published videos from Borova, Pidlyman, Bohuslavka, and Borivska Andriivka.

📌 According to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), the gradual liberation of the territories around Lyman (Donetsk) is ongoing. According to European war experts, the Armed Forces of Ukraine regained control over the settlements of Pidlyman, Borova, Shyikivka, Iziumske, Druzhelyubivka, Terny, and Yampolivka.

The occupying forces have now been completely pushed out of the north of the Donetsk region. The information requires confirmation from the Ukrainian General Staff.

📌 "Ukraine seems to be on the way to achieving key goals. Ukraine's goal is to dislodge the russian bridgehead on the west bank of the Dnieper in the Kherson region." This will be "a big defeat for russia" as it will become an even more significant obstacle to the Kremlin's ambitions to capture Odesa, Celeste Wallander, the Pentagon's international security assistant secretary, said.

📌 In occupied Svatove in the Luhansk region, the russians issued an order for the local population to self-evacuate within 72 hours. The Ukrainian Armed Forces are advancing!

📌 Ukraine officially refused any negotiations with putin. In response to "russia's attempt to annex the territories" of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky approved the relevant decision of the National Security Council. They do not negotiate with terrorists!

Also, the President of Ukraine officially recognized putin's decrees on annexing Ukrainian territories, particularly Crimea, as null and void.

russia's crimes

Обстріли Харківщини

📌 At night, the russian military shelled two residential city districts of Kharkiv. A 46-year-old woman died. The railway network was also blacked out as a result of the impact. Some flights are delayed.

Обстріли Дніпропетровщини

📌 The russian army struck the Nikopol and Sinelnykove districts of the Dnipropetrovsk region. Four men were injured in Nikopol. More than 7 thousand families were left without electricity.

📌 In the Donetsk region, the private sector in Kramatorsk was struck by the russian forces. There are two wounded, and one more person was killed in Krasnohorivka.

Обстріли Сумщини

📌 Residential and civilian infrastructure came under the fire of the occupiers in the Zaporizhzhia region during the day. There is information about one injured person.

📌 The russian federation smuggled Ukrainian grain worth at least $530 million, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.

📌 Energoatom reported that the russian military "threw out" the general director of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) Murashov to the Ukraine-controlled territory on the evening of October 3. He is now safe in Zaporizhzhia.

📌 Exit from the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region remains effectively blocked. Only 32 people were able to leave yesterday. In the last three days, only 51 people were let through. The russians are holding Ukrainians hostage.

📌 The russian occupiers wanted to carry out forced passportization in the occupied territories.

📌 The russians mined the first and second nuclear power units of the ZNPP, says Hryhorii Plachkov, former head of the State Nuclear Regulation Inspection.

📌 russia plans to detonate demonstratively nuclear weapons on the borders of Ukraine. The British newspaper Times writes about this, citing military sources. Most likely, nuclear weapons will be tested in the Black Sea.

At the same time, Reuters writes, Western countries currently see no signs of activity related to russia's nuclear potential.

Life amid war

📌 3D copies of the ceramic rooster that survived in the locker of the destroyed house in Borodianka and became a symbol of the indomitability of Ukrainians will be presented in the world's leading museums.

📌 The book project Better Time Stories was created for children who were forced to leave for Europe. As part of it, people will be able to get a set of five illustrated books, as well as their audio versions in the original language and translation. The first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, is among the project's patrons.

Командири Азову зустрілися з родинами

📌 Yesterday, the Azov commanders who were released from captivity finally met with their wives and children. Families came to Turkey.

У Запоріжжі пам'ятник волонтерам

📌 A bulletproof vest monument dedicated to volunteers was created in Zaporizhzhia. The 3-ton memorial was erected for almost four months.

📌 Mobile communications have already been restored to more than 40 de-occupied settlements in the Kharkiv region.

📌 The Hasidic Jews, who traditionally come to celebrate the Jewish New Year, still came despite the full-scale war to Uman and paid almost 10 million hryvnias in tourist tax.

📌 22-year-old patrol policewoman Taisia ​​Tataryn died in Chernivtsi. Together with their partner, they arrived on a call about a pedophile. He had a weapon with him and opened fire. Now they continue to look for him. The injured partner of the patrol was hospitalized.


Foreign partners' support

💡 EU member states agreed that up to 15,000 Ukrainian military personnel should undergo training outside Ukraine. In particular, 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers must undergo special training, such as tactical and combat training for commanders or engineering courses.

💡 This month, 15 jeeps and 195 sets of combat drones, created according to NATO standards, will arrive in Ukraine. Part of the equipment was purchased thanks to the Latvijas Bairaktar drone fundraising, which was initiated by Ukrainian journalist Volodymyr Biriukov and Latvian singer Ralf Eilands.

💡 Estonia handed Ukraine the drones that the russian tried to take out of the country for his army. The man was arrested, and the drones seized from him were sent to the Ukrainian military.

💡 The European Commission delivered five million potassium iodide pills to Ukraine for people near nuclear power plants.

💡 Ukraine asked the US to provide long-range ATACMS systems, offering Washington surveillance of the targets being hit. In this way, Ukraine guarantees not to hit targets on the territory of russia.

Ukrainians, let's unite! 

223 день війни

💡 In Kropyvnytskyi, 161 thousand hryvnias were raised during the charitable, educational marathon in the public space Myr 2.0. The collected money will buy a drone and warm clothes for teachers in the military.

💡 About two million hryvnias for the children of the war were collected at a charity auction in Chernivtsi. With these funds, they want to equip a house for the winter for more than one and a half hundred pupils of the social rehabilitation centers of the Mykolaiv region who have been living in a summer camp in Bukovyna for more than half a year.

223 день війни

💡 Three volunteers from Kyiv also decided to help the people of Mykolaiv. Last week, they started a bike ride from Lviv to Mykolaiv, the goal of which is to collect UAH 2,400,000. That is how much is needed to construct two wells with water purification systems and their maintenance during the year. The guys will cover 815 kilometers and visit 11 cities in 14 days.


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