Kyiv–Kramatorsk and Shahed Hunter: timeline and key solutions of October 14
Today is day 233 of russia's war in Ukraine: we talk about the key events at the front, in the rear, and in the world, as well as the solutions that bring our victory closer
Ukrainian army's successes
🇺🇦 Today is the Day of Defenders of Ukraine. We are grateful to everyone who protects us and fights for the future of our Ukraine with weapons in their hands! Glory to the Ukrainian Armed Forces! We will win!
📌 The Ukrainian army's de-occupation successes: As of October 13, the Ukrainian forces have already liberated 502 settlements in Kharkiv Region, 75 in Kherson Region, 43 in Donetsk Region, and seven in Luhansk Region.
📌 The Armed Forces of Ukraine reduced the number of russian weapons in the south. Thanks to the strikes of our troops, the russians lost two Uragan multiple rocket launching systems (MRLS), Grad MRLS, Solntsepek MRLS, two mortars, and three tanks.
📌 In the areas of Khlibodarivka (Donetsk Region), Tokmak (Zaporizhzhia Region), and Tokarivka (Kherson Region), the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed up to 150 enemies and wounded about 100. Also, they destroyed three S-300 missile systems and up to ten units of other weapons and military equipment.
📌 During the last 24 hours, Ukraine's Air Force made 13 strikes, hitting 12 areas of concentration of russian armaments and military equipment, as well as one anti-aircraft missile system.
📌 Ukraine's missile forces and artillery hit three control points, eight areas of concentration of russian troops, weapons and military equipment, and three ammunition depots.
📌 Ukraine's air defense units shot down five cruise missiles and 9 UAVs.
📌 On the morning of October 14, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed eight kamikaze drones. The Armed Forces generally shoot down 85-90% of Iranian drones.
📌 The ammunition warehouse was denonated in russia's Belgorod Oblast.
📌 In addition, russia's five ammunition warehouses and three command posts/headquarters were destroyed in two days:
- Beryslav District, Kherson Region: minus three ammunition warehouses, one command post, base,
- Kherson District: minus one ammunition warehouse,
- Snihurivka District, Mykolaiv Region: minus one ammunition warehouse,
- Henichensk District, Kherson Region: minus headquarters.
In addition, in the area of the railway station in Antratsyt (Luhansk Region), the Ukrainian soldiers destroyed a significant part of the russian forces' weapons and military equipment.
📌 Ukraine will be able to recapture Kherson and liberate the right bank of the Dnieper next week. The Financial Times reported this, citing information from the Western military.
📌 In the morning, the russian federation struck Zaporizhzhia with three S300 missiles, damaging infrastructure objects and destroying one of Zaporizhzhia's historical buildings. Fires broke out at the site of the impacts.
📌 At night, the russian occupiers attacked the Dnipropetrovsk region:
- The russian occupiers launched the strikes at Nikopol District with Grads MRLS, heavy artillery, and drones, without casualties.
- As a result of russia's strike, private houses, a water pipe, and an electric transmission line were damaged in Myrovea, Chervonohryhorivka, and Pervomaiske territorial communities.
- Due to the russian shelling of the Synelnykove district's Mezhova community, a 51-year-old man was wounded and taken to the hospital.
📌 In Chernihiv Region, russians shelled the Semenivka community. In Sumy Region, the russians struck the Druzhba community with rocket artillery ten times.
📌 An 11-year-old boy from Mykolaiv, who was pulled out from under the rubble yesterday, where he stayed for 6 hours, died in the hospital from cardiac arrest. The number of victims of yesterday's russian attacks on Mykolaiv increased to 8 people.
📌 Yesterday evening, russians shelled Kharkiv's Kholodnohirskyi city district. Critical infrastructure was damaged in the region.
The russian occupiers have not stopped carrying out terrorist attacks on Kupiansk and the settlements of the Kupiansk, Kharkiv, and Chuhuiv districts—six people, including two teenagers, were injured.
In the afternoon, the russians fired five rockets at Kharkiv Region from the russian city of Belgorod. Specialists work on-site. There's damage to non-residential premises.
📌 In Donetsk Region, around 01:30, the russians shelled Kostiantynivka: 2 two-story buildings were damaged, and the strike destroyed the retaining wall in one of them. Fortunately, there were no casualties.
In the morning, russian shells landed in the area of high-rise buildings in Avdiivka.
📌 russia has about a third of the "high-precision" missiles left from the ones that were available at the beginning of the invasion (infographic above). Also, according to Ukraine's Minister of Defense, Oleksii Reznikov, the russians still have about 300 Iranian drones. But we must be prepared for the fact that the russian federation plans to purchase several thousand more.
📌 The russian occupation authorities continue deporting Ukrainian children away from temporarily occupied territories. In particular, the russians took about 170 children from Kherson since the beginning of October.
Life amid war
📌 A 30-meter-long mural, The Road Home, was opened on Halytska Square in Lviv. Mariupol artist Dmytro Vovk painted it. ⬆️
📌 The heating season in Ukraine will start on time. Residential buildings in most cities will be connected to heat end of October, Ukraine's Ministry for Communities and Territories Development said.
📌 Ukrzaliznytsia Railways launched trains from Kyiv to Kramatorsk. After a six-month break, the train will run daily from the capital.
SOLUTIONS TO WIN
Foreign partners' support
💡 Poland handed Ukraine 150 terminals of Starlink communication satellites. They were placed in Kharkiv Region, where the russian occupiers damaged mobile towers and optical cables.
💡 Portugal will hand over six Soviet helicopters to Ukraine. One of them needs repairs, but the idea is to hand over the helicopters as soon as possible.
💡 Ukraine will receive hundreds of devices for jamming drones from NATO. They are supposed to make russian and Iranian drones ineffective.
💡 The Netherlands will allocate €70 million to Ukraine to repair heating systems by this winter.
💡 Spain will hand over four Hawk air defense launchers to Ukraine.
💡 PzH2000 howitzers repaired in Lithuania are returning to Ukraine. Lithuania's Minister of Defense, Arvydas Anušauskas, published their photo on Twitter and wished the Ukrainians good luck. ⬆️
💡 About 300 pairs of pants and sweaters, 400 pairs of socks and shirts, more than 200 pairs of shoes, 250 raincoats, and 70 sleeping bags were handed over by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Lviv. People collected things in the Czech Republic.
💡 The Czech Republic will allocate €20.2 million for three years to support Ukraine. The Czech government made this decision.
💡 Israel provides Ukraine with intelligence data on Iranian drones. In addition, a private Israeli firm shares satellite images of russian troops' positions with us.
👎 Elon Musk's SpaceX announced that they would no longer be able to finance Starlink services in Ukraine. Musk proposes that the Pentagon take over funding for government and military use of Starlink in Ukraine.
Ukrainians, let's unite!
💡 Ukrainian engineers have developed a technology for the reconstruction of cities, which will allow halving the duration of multi-apartment construction. With the help of the Well-being ConTech technology, one can build 120 apartments per month or two six-story buildings. The first Well-being ConTech plant was constructed in Odesa. They are ready to scale up the construction of factories in any territory of Ukraine within 3–6 months.
💡 In eight days of walking from Odesa to Yaremche, ATO veteran Oleksandr Shvetsov from Zhytomyr (pictured above), who, after being injured, has a prosthesis, collected three million hryvnias in donations for transport for his fellow soldiers. He wanted to raise 800,000 for a car for the Ukrainian Armed Forces but collected four times more and completed the walking marathon ahead of time!
💡 An anonymous and free psychological support hotline for men was launched in Ukraine. Call 2345 (Vodafone and Lifecell) or 067 752 2345 (Kyivstar) 24/7.
💡 Volunteers from Zhytomyr knit socks for the Ukrainian military. Town residents bring weaving threads to women. The women also make rugs, which service members use as sleeping bags. The volunteers need more yarns and skillful hands. Volunteers invite residents of Zhytomyr to help. Anyone interested can contact the Vasyl Zemliak Central City Library.
💡 Defender of Azovstal and Mariupol Mykhailo Dianov gives away all the funds collected for his treatment to his colleagues. It is more than UAH 23 million. FC Shakhtar will pay for Dianov's treatment.
💡 In Kropyvnytskyi, students of the Donetsk Medical University donated more than five liters of blood to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
💡 On the occasion of the Day of Ukraine's Defenders, monobank, blogger Ihor Lachenkov, and the UNITED24 platform announced the fundraising for Shahed Hunter. The goal is to raise 100 million hryvnias for two anti-drone systems. A special edition of bracelets from the last batch of Azovstal steel will be raffled off among all those who donate money. Every 5 hryvnias contributes to our victory and a chance to win.
In 8 hours, Ukrainians have already donated more than 100 million hryvnias for Shahed Hunter! The numbers are astounding! Ukrainians are incredible!