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Ukrainian aircraft strike Russian forces in 17 areas: report

08.11.2022 11:00
Ukraine's aircraft have struck 17 concentrations of invading Russian troops over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian General Staff reported on Tuesday.
Ukraines military aircraft have struck 17 concentrations of invading Russian troops over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian General Staff reported on Tuesday.
Ukraine’s military aircraft have struck 17 concentrations of invading Russian troops over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian General Staff reported on Tuesday. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Ukraine’s military command published the latest figures on social media, the Ukrainska Pravda website reported.

Ukrainian aircraft have hit “17 clusters of Russian military personnel and ground forces” since Monday morning, while ground troops struck “five Russian command posts and several other crucial targets,” according to Ukrainska Pravda.

In all, Ukrainian aircraft carried out 24 air strikes on Russian forces in the past 24 hours, hitting 17 clusters of military personnel, weapons and equipment and seven anti-aircraft defence systems, officials said. 

They added that Ukrainian air defence forces had shot down a Russian Su-25 aircraft, a Lancet-3 UAV and four Orlan-10 UAVs.

Meanwhile, “Ukraine’s Rocket Forces and Artillery struck 5 Russian command posts, 2 clusters of Russian military personnel, weapons and equipment, 2 ammunition storage points, 2 anti-aircraft missile systems and an area where the Russians have deployed several artillery systems,” the Ukrainian General Staff reported.

Ukraine’s military command also said that a cluster of some 20 pieces of Russian military equipment was struck on November 5 in Hola Prystan, in the southern Kherson region, while several Russian ammunition storage points were destroyed in Horlivka, Donetsk region, and in Svatove, Luhansk province, both in eastern Ukraine, on November 5-6, the Ukrainian military officials said.

Ukraine repels Russian attacks in Donetsk, Luhansk

Meanwhile, Ukrainian troops have also repelled several Russian attacks in the east of the country over the past 24 hours, officials said.

Ukrainian forces repulsed Russian assaults near Krasnohorivka, Bakhmut, Ivanhrad, Opytne, Klishchiivka, Marinka, Pavlivka, Vodiane and Maiorsk in the Donetsk region, as well as near Bilohorivka in the Luhansk province, according to Ukraine’s General Staff.

Russia conducts 9 missile strikes, 37 air strikes, over 100 MLRS attacks

Over the course of the past 24 hours, Russian forces carried out nine missile strikes and 37 air strikes, as well as over 100 attacks using multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS), officials also said.

In all, over 25 Ukrainian cities, towns and villages came under Russian fire; the attacks took place in the eastern Donbas region (comprising Donetsk and Luhansk provinces), as well as in the northeastern Kharkiv region and the southern provinces of Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson and Mykolaiv, Ukraine’s General Staff said.

It added that there were no significant changes on the Volyn front in northwestern Ukraine and the Polissia front in northern Ukraine, while “there is an ongoing threat that Russia might launch attack drones from the territory of the Republic of Belarus to conduct airstrikes on Ukraine.”

Moreover, Russian forces continued to fire on military and civilian targets near Slobozhanshchyna, Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Novopavlivka, Zaporizhzhia and Pivdennyi Buh, officials said.

On Tuesday morning, Russian forces also launched S-300 missiles on a village in Zaporizhzhia region, Ukrainska Pravda reported.

Chechen unit reinforces Russian troops in Kherson region

Meanwhile, a unit from the Chechen Republic has arrived at Novosofiivka, in Ukraine’s southern Kherson region, to reinforce Russian forces in the area, Ukraine’s General Staff said.

It added that “the newly arrived unit has already joined in the looting of local residents’ properties.”

Ukraine’s military command also said that Russian occupation forces in Enerhodar, in the southeastern Zaporizhzhia region, were "continuing to ramp up counterintelligence measures,” such as “gathering local residents’ personal data, searching their smartphones, inspecting private property and illegally detaining Ukrainian citizens.”

Ukraine gets new air defence systems: Zelensky

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday night that Kyiv had received new military equipment that would “significantly strengthen” the country’s air defences.     

Zelensky said in an evening address to the nation: “We also received new systems that significantly strengthen our air defence. The protection of the Ukrainian sky is, of course, not one hundred percent, but we are gradually moving towards our goal.”

The Institute for the Study of War, a US think tank, reported on Monday night that Russian forces have greatly depleted their arsenal of high-precision weapons systems and have suffered significant aviation losses and will likely struggle to maintain the current pace of the Russian military’s coordinated campaign against Ukrainian critical infrastructure.”

Zelensky also said Russia needed to be forced “into genuine peace negotiations,” stressing Moscow’s “destabilising influence” on the world.

Referring to the United Nations global climate summit, COP27, under way in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, Zelensky warned: “When the world is focused on combating war, energy and food crises, the destruction of customary international relations, the climate agenda is clearly suffering. And the destruction of the climate cannot somehow be put on hold…

Tuesday is day 258 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


Source: PAP, pravda.com.ua, president.gov.ua, economist.comunderstandingwar.org