Russian troops receive a strong response from Ukrainian defenders.
Ukrainian fighters were successful in the Bakhmut direction, continuing to knock out Russians from previously occupied positions, repelling attacks and their attempts to restore their previously lost positions, said Ilya Yevlash, head of the press service of the Eastern group of troops.
“In particular, the enemy is trying to storm Kleshiyivka and Andreevka – unsuccessfully. In the last 24 hours, 8 military clashes were recorded in the direction of Bakhmut. The enemy struck the Armed Forces of Ukraine 519 times, using multiple rocket systems, cannon artillery, grenade launchers and mortars of various types, as well as small arms. “Fourthly, I have used aviation several times,” emphasized Yevlash.
He noted that the enemy received a strong response from the Ukrainian defenders and lost a number of different artillery systems and heavy equipment.
“In particular, the defense forces destroyed three tanks, one infantry fighting vehicle, one Nona-S battle gun, another Msta-B, and one D-20 and D-30 each in the Bakhmut direction. It was discovered by our radioelectronic units fighting the unmanned aerial vehicle control point and fired at this point, which was destroyed. Eight FPV drones and two ZALA unmanned aerial vehicles were also destroyed. Now FPV drones are one of the most annoying weapons that the enemy has and a lot of attention is being paid to this,” Yevlash emphasized.
According to the head of the press service of the Eastern group of troops, the enemy is concentrating its attention and intensifying its actions in the Liman-Kupiansk direction.
“He resumes hostilities there. Four military clashes were registered there in the last 24 hours. The enemy turns his attention to Makeyevka. He also makes intensive use of his artillery systems; 663 shellings were registered in this direction in the last 24 hours. Eight times the enemy used aviation, both tactical and military. These are, in particular, Su-35 fighter jets, which the enemy is now using more frequently. Also Su-25 and K-52 helicopters,” Yevlash emphasized.
He noted that in the Liman-Kupyansk direction, 116 intruders and 18 types of enemy weapons and military equipment, including 6 T-72 tanks, were eliminated.
“Our anti-tank crews skillfully repel enemy attacks, target troop concentrations and eliminate their assault groups, infantry and DRGs. They deal reasonable fire damage to everyone. In addition, they destroyed two UAVs, an Orlan type and a quadcopter, as well as seven vehicles of different types, both cargo vehicles and trucks and passenger cars. Three ammunition depots were closed. We constantly discover such field discoveries and carry out their liquidation,” Yevlash informed.
War in Ukraine – current
As UNIAN reported, on October 6, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine informed in its morning report about the successes of the Ukrainian defenders near the recently liberated Andreevka near Bakhmut. It was noted that the Ukrainian Armed Forces continue the offensive operation in the direction of Melitopol and offensive actions in the direction of Bakhmut, carrying out defense in the east and south of Ukraine.
Ukrainian defenders pointed to the military situation near Bakhmut, noting that there is cautious progress and initiatives on the part of the defense forces. According to the press secretary of the third separate assault brigade, Alexander Borodin, it is possible that civilians could remain in Bakhmut, but there are few of them. Fighting breaks out in some parts of the city, and Bakhmut is almost destroyed by the enemy.
The head of Ukrainian intelligence, Kirill Budanov, is confident that the Ukrainian counteroffensive will continue after the cold weather begins, even if it becomes more difficult to advance.