​Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report: Elimination of More Than 180 russia’s Military in Kherson has been Confirmed

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Russian forces lost a T-72B Obr. 1989 in Sviatohirsk, Donetsk region / Photo credit: https://twitter.com/UAWeapons
Russian forces lost a T-72B Obr. 1989 in Sviatohirsk, Donetsk region / Photo credit: https://twitter.com/UAWeapons

The two hundred-sixth day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues. Ukraine’s troops continue to eliminate occupiers striking their strongholds, command posts and military facilities

The elimination of more than 180 occupiers in Kherson has been confirmed. On September 10, an attack was made on the building of Alcoresurs LLC, where the personnel and military equipment of the enemy were located. Roshvardia and FSB units spent five days clearing the rubble and removing the bodies of the dead, trying to hide the losses.

Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report, Elimination of More Than 180 russia’s Military in Kherson has been Confirmed, Defense Express

During the day, the aviation of the Defence Forces struck ten areas of concentration of enemy manpower and equipment and three positions of anti-aircraft missile systems. Enemy losses are being clarified. In addition, Ukrainian air defence units shot down one enemy UAV. Missile troops and artillery inflicted fire damage on the enemy's control point and ammunition warehouse.

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That is according to the Ukraine’s General Staff operational update on the state of warfare as of 18.00, on September 17, 2022.

Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report, Elimination of More Than 180 russia’s Military in Kherson has been Confirmed, Defense Express

As the update states, the enemy continues to focus its efforts on the organization of defence and holding the captured territories, attempts to fully occupy the Donetsk oblast, as well as disruption of the active actions of the Defence Forces in certain areas. It shells our positions along the contact line, carries out measures to regroup troops in certain directions, launches reserves and conducts aerial reconnaissance.

russian occupiers are shelling the homes of civilians and civilian infrastructure objects, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war.

Ukraine’s General Staff Operational Report, Elimination of More Than 180 russia’s Military in Kherson has been Confirmed, Defense Express

According to Ukraine’s General Staff operational report, during the current day, the enemy carried out 4 missile and 15 air strikes, more than 20 MLRS attacks on military and civilian objects on the territory of Ukraine.

The infrastructure of more than 30 settlements was affected, including Kharkiv, Siversk, Druzhkivka, Kostyantynivka, New York, Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, Poltavka, Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhzhya, Nikopol, Orihiv, Myrolyubivka, and Ochakiv. There remains the threat of air and missile strikes throughout the territory of Ukraine.

Key points of the report:

  • The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.
  • In other directions, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars and artillery, namely:
  • in the Siversky direction - in the areas of the settlements of Bleshnya of Chernihiv oblast and Khliborob and Kindrativka of Sumy oblast;
  • in the Kharkiv direction, in particular from the territory of the russian rederation, the enemy fired in the areas of the settlements of Kharkiv, Kudiivka, Hoptivka, Anyskyne, Dvorichna, Kupyansk, Senkove, Horokhovatka, Bakhtin and Kamyanka;
  • in the Kramatorsk direction - Yaremivka, Sosnove, Yarova, Svyatohirsk, Shchurove, Staryi Karavan, Ozerne, Serebryanka, Raihorodok, Piskunivka, Kryva Luka, Mykolaivka, Siversk, Verkhnyokamianske, Spirne, Vesele and Hryhorivka;
  • in the Bakhmut direction – Vyimka, Rozdolivka, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Zaitseve, Odradivka, Mykolaivka Druha, Mayorsk, New York, Sukha Balka and Yuryivka.
  • in the Avdiyivka direction – Vesele, Avdiyivka, Netaylove and Opytne.
  • In the Novopavlivskyi, Zaporizhzhya and Yuzhnobuzskyi directions, the enemy fired at the contact line. More than 50 settlements were affected by fire, including Zelene Pole, Poltavka, Novopil, Olhivske, Zaliznychne, Charivne, Stepova Dolyna, Tavriyske, Ternovi Pody and Bila Krynytsia.

As the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports, in connection with the successful actions of the Defense Forces to disable all crossings across the Dnipro in the Kherson direction, the occupiers are preparing retreat routes. So, in the area of the Kakhovskaya HPP, for the construction of a further crossing, they flooded 9 wagons. At the same time, the occupation authorities continue to force local entrepreneurs to make calculations in Russian rubles. Conducts weekly inspections and threatens to "nationalize", that is, take away, the business in case of refusal to cooperate with the occupiers.

During the current day, units of the Defense Forces repelled enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Bakhmut, Zaitseve, Pervomaiske, Mykolayivka Druga and Novomykhailivka.

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