Thursday, October 5, 2023

RUssia Scrambling to Fortify Crimea as UKRaine Scores Hit After Hit; Russia Tries Unsuccessfully to Regain Its Position Near Andriivka; UKR Drones Attack RU Aircraft Plant Producing Kh-59s; UKR Destroyed 45 RU Tanks, 13 Artillery Divisions in Past Week, LIVE UPDATES and MORE

Russia scrambling to fortify an increasingly vulnerable Crimea as Ukraine scores hit after hit:
Russia is relocating its air defense systems to Simferopol and building new defensive structures and fortifications, including so-called “dragon’s teeth,” in temporarily occupied Crimea to strengthen its defense capabilities on the peninsula, the Center for National Resistance (CNR) reported on Oct. 1.
Russia is so concerned about losing additional Black Sea ships that they’ve taken to moving their Raptor-class warships overland, the ATESH partisan group reported on Telegram on Sept. 30 following a reconnaissance mission.
Ukraine confirmed the command post of the Russian Black Sea Fleet near Verkhnesadovsky (closeto Sevastopol) was targeted on Sept. 20. Russian personnel and expensive military systems at the base were targeted during the special operation carried out by Ukraine’s SBU Security Service, Air Force, and Navy.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces launched an attack on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol on Sept. 22. Ukraine reportedly used British Storm Shadow missiles for the strike, said Britain’s Sky News.
4 Russian officers were killed in the attack on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Sevastopol, with another 105 servicemen sustaining injuries, Ukraine’s Special Operations Forces reported on Telegram on Sept. 25. --->READ MORE HERE
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Russia tries to regain its position near Andriivka but does not succeed – General Staff report:
On the Bakhmut front, Russian troops unsuccessfully tried to restore their lost position near Andriivka (Donetsk Oblast) over the course of the day.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 18:00 on 2 October
Details: On the same front, the Russians also carried out airstrikes near Klishchiivka and Oleksandro-Shultyne. More than 20 settlements came under artillery and mortar fire.
At the same time, Ukraine’s Defence Forces continue offensive operations on the Melitopol front and assault operations on the Bakhmut front, causing losses in manpower and equipment to the Russian forces and exhausting the Russians along the entire front line.
A total of 22 combat clashes took place during the day. The Russians launched 5 missile- and 39 airstrikes and carried out 20 attacks from multiple-launch rocket systems on the positions of Ukrainian troops and populated areas.
The operational situation in the east and south of Ukraine remains difficult.
On the Volyn and Polissia fronts, no significant change in the operational situation was recorded. No sign of the Russian forces forming new offensive units in this area. Certain units of the Armed Forces of Belarus perform tasks in the areas bordering Ukraine.
On the Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna fronts, Russia maintains a military presence in the border areas. They continue the shelling of populated areas from the territory of the Russian Federation and increase the density of minefields along the state border of Ukraine. The Russians carried out an airstrike near Stepok in Sumy Oblast. More than 25 settlements were hit by Russian artillery and mortar attacks. --->READ MORE HERE
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