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Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of October 13

Russia-Ukraine war: Frontline update as of October 13 Illustrative photo (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Ukrainian troops are advancing at the Melitopol and Bakhmut directions. They also managed to repel 20 attacks near Avdiivka over the past 24 hours, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Russian shelling

Over the past day, there have been 64 military clashes. In total, the enemy carried out 4 missile strikes and 65 aerial attacks, launching 54 shelling attacks with multiple rocket launch systems on the positions of our troops and populated areas. Private residential homes and other civilian infrastructure suffered damage and destruction.

Aerial strikes occurred in the following locations:

  • Popivka, Seredyna Buda in the Sumy region.
  • Nevske, Bilohorivka, Novoliubivka, Serebrianske Forestry in the Luhansk region.
  • Siversk, Spirne, Vesele, Klishchiivka, Andriivka, Novokalynove, Keramik, Stepove, Avdiivka, Novomykhailivka, and Staromaiorske in the Donetsk region.
  • Novodanylivka in the Zaporizhzhia region.
  • Mykolayivka, Olhivka, Odradokamianka, Kozatske, and Ulianivka in the Kherson region.

Approximately 100 populated areas in the Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson regions were under artillery fire.

Frontline situation

On the Volyn and Polissya fronts, the operational situation remains relatively unchanged.

On the Siversk and Slobozhanske fronts, the enemy maintains a military presence in border areas, engaging in active sabotage activities to prevent the movement of Ukrainian forces to critical directions while increasing the density of mine and explosive barriers along the state border in the Belgorod region.

On the Kupiansk front, Ukrainian forces repelled five enemy attacks near Synkivka and eight attacks near Ivanivka in the Kharkiv region.

On the Lyman front, defense forces continue to hold the enemy's advance in the areas around Makiivka, southwest of Kreminna, and the Serebrianske Forestry in the Luhansk region, repelling over five enemy attacks.

On the Bakhmut front, Ukrainian defenders continue their offensive operations south of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, inflicting losses on the enemy's personnel and equipment and consolidating their positions.

On the Avdiivka front, the enemy persists in attempts to breach our defenses, but these efforts have been unsuccessful. Our defenders repelled over 20 enemy attacks in the areas of Avdiivka, Lastochkyne, Tonenke, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske in the Donetsk region.

On the Maryinka front, Ukrainian defense forces successfully repelled over 10 enemy attacks in the areas of Maryinka, Pobieda, and Novomykhailivka in the Donetsk region.

On the Shakhtarsk front, the enemy has not engaged in offensive (assault) actions.

On the Zaporizhzhia front, the occupiers unsuccessfully attempted to regain their lost positions in the vicinity of Robotyne in the Zaporizhzhia region.

On the Kherson front, the defense forces are conducting counter-battery warfare, destroying depots and effectively targeting the enemy's rear areas.

Ukrainian advance

Ukrainian defense forces continue their offensive operation on the Melitopol front, conducting offensive (assault) actions on the Bakhmut front, inflicting losses on the occupying forces in terms of personnel and equipment, and wearing down the enemy along the entire front line.

During the day, Ukrainian defense aviation carried out 12 strikes on areas with concentrations of personnel, equipment, and military vehicles, 3 strikes on command points, and 4 strikes on the enemy's anti-aircraft missile complexes.

Enemy losses

Units of the missile forces targeted the area of concentration of personnel, equipment, and military vehicles, resulting in the destruction of 10 artillery pieces and an enemy command post.

The total number of losses for the Russian army since the beginning of the invasion is 284,890 military personnel.