Ukraine’s navy has recaptured greater than 600 settlements from the Russian forces over the the previous month, the Ministry for Reintegration of the Quickly Occupied Territories stated, as Moscow continued to strike dozens of cities, killing quite a lot of civilians.
Some 502 settlements have been liberated within the northeast Kharkiv area, the place Ukrainian forces final month superior deep into Russian strains and 75 localities have been recaptured within the extremely strategic Kherson area, the ministry stated late on October 13.
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The ministry stated 43 settlements have been liberated within the Donetsk area and 7 within the Luhansk area.
“The world of liberated Ukrainian territories has elevated considerably,” the ministry stated in a press release on its web site.
The report couldn’t be independently verified.
The workplace of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated on October 14 that not less than 9 civilians have been killed and 15 wounded over the previous 24 hours.
On October 13, Russian missiles and drones focused dozens of Ukrainian cities and cities for a fourth day in a row. Most victims have been within the southern metropolis of Mykolayiv, officers stated.
Mykolayiv, a shipbuilding middle and a port on the Southern Buh River, has been a frequent goal of Russian assaults. The Ukrainian navy Common Employees stated the newest assault concerned eight S-300 missiles.
The area round Kyiv was additionally focused within the bombardment, setting off air-raid sirens a number of instances. Kyrylo Tymoshenko, the deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential workplace, stated the strikes by Iranian-made drones hit vital infrastructure services.
Elsewhere, Britain’s Ministry of Protection stated in its each day intelligence bulletin on October 14 that over the previous three days, pro-Russian forces had made tactical advances in the direction of the middle of the city of Bakhmut within the jap Donetsk area.
Zelenskiy stated in his nightly video handle late on October 13 that “brutal” preventing continued in Bakhmut, and that Ukrainian troops have been defending Bakhmut with “skillful and heroic actions.”
Within the Donbas, the British intelligence bulletin stated Russia continued with offensive operations and was “very slowly” making progress.
4 Ukrainian areas below partial Russian occupation — Kherson, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhya, have been seized by Moscow late final month as a counteroffensive by Ukrainian forces quickly superior within the northeast, east, and south.
The seizures have been denounced by Kyiv and the West as unlawful.
Zelenskiy referred to as on Ukrainians to be particularly cautious about extra doable Russian strikes on October 14, when the nation celebrates the Day of Defenders of Ukraine.
“Tomorrow we will certainly have a good time — everybody of their place — considered one of our most vital days. Safety Day, Day of Defenders of Ukraine,” Zelenskiy stated.
He additionally lashed out on the Worldwide Committee of the Pink Cross, accusing it of inaction in upholding the rights of Ukrainian prisoners of conflict and urged it to undertake a mission to Olenivka — a infamous camp within the Russian-occupied east of the nation the place dozens of Ukrainian POWs died in an explosion and fireplace in July.
“I consider the Worldwide Committee of the Pink Cross will not be a membership with privileges the place one receives a wage and enjoys life,” Zelenskiy stated in his nightly video handle.
“The Pink Cross has obligations, primarily of an ethical nature. The mandate of the Pink Cross should be fulfilled. It’s vital to right away do what’s solely logical for the Pink Cross.”
The Prosecutor-Common’s Workplace in Kyiv stated on October 14 that 423 Ukrainian youngsters had been killed and 810 have been wounded for the reason that begin of Russia’s unprovoked invasion.
Zelenskiy instructed worldwide representatives on the Council of Europe on October 13 that Ukraine wants to guard its skies.
“If that is carried out, it will likely be a elementary step to finish all the conflict within the close to future,” Zelenskiy stated.
Responding to Zelenskiy’s pleas, the British authorities introduced it might present missiles for superior NASAM antiaircraft methods that the Pentagon plans to ship to Ukraine within the coming weeks.
Britain is also sending tons of of aerial drones for information-gathering and logistics assist, plus 18 howitzers.
Different NATO protection ministers assembly in Brussels this week promised to produce methods providing medium- to long-range protection in opposition to missile assaults.
In the meantime, evacuees from Kherson have been anticipated to start arriving it Russia on October 14 after a Moscow-installed official steered residents ought to go away for security in an indication that Ukrainian forces are making constant advances within the area that Moscow claims to have seized.
“We steered that every one residents of the Kherson area, if they want, to guard themselves from the implications of missile strikes…go to different areas,” Vladimir Saldo stated on Telegram.
With reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP