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Russia-Ukraine war: Situation on the front as of October 14

Russia-Ukraine war: Situation on the front as of October 14 Ukrainian military (photo: GettyImages)

Ukrainian forces continue to conduct defensive operations in the east and south of Ukraine, as well as offensive operations on the Melitopol and Bakhmut axes. Over the past 24 hours, there have been approximately 100 combat engagements. The defending forces successfully destroyed a Russian Su-25 fighter aircraft, reports the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Enemy attacks

The Kremlin's terrorist forces cynically launched a missile strike on a children's creativity center in the center of the city of Pokrovsk in the Donetsk region. As a result of the deliberate targeting, more than 20 civilians were injured, and two administrative buildings were partially destroyed.

In total, the enemy conducted 3 missile strikes and 59 aerial attacks, as well as 54 shelling incidents from multiple rocket launchers on the positions of our troops and civilian areas. Regrettably, there have been casualties and injuries among the civilian population as a result of these Russian terrorist attacks. Private residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure have also suffered significant damage and destruction.

Aerial strikes have affected the following locations: Leonivka, Hremyach in the Chernihiv region; Popivka in the Sumy region; Synkivka, Ivanivka, Kyslivka, and Piskhane in the Kharkiv region; Nevske, Bilohorivka, Novolubiivka, Serebriansky Forestry in Luhansk region; Spirne, Bila Hora, Oleksandro-Shultyno, New York, Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, and Staromayorske in the Donetsk region; Robotyne in Zaporizhzhia region; Kozatske, Odradokamianka, Mykolaivka, Olhivka, Vysokе, Ulyanovka in the Kherson region.

Approximately 130 populated areas in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson regions came under artillery fire.

The frontline situation

In the area of responsibility of the operational-strategic group "North" in the Volyn and Polissia directions, the operational situation remains largely unchanged.

In the Siversk and Slobozhanske directions, the enemy maintains a military presence in border areas, actively engages in subversive activities to prevent the redeployment of our forces to critical sectors, and increases the density of mine and explosive barriers along the state border in the Belgorod region.

In the area of responsibility of the operational-strategic group "Khortytsya" in the Kupiansk direction, Ukrainian soldiers repelled more than 20 enemy attacks near Synkivka, Ivanivka, and Kyslivka in the Kharkiv region.

In the Lyman direction, the defensive forces continue to contain the enemy's advance in the vicinity of Makiivka in the Luhansk region. Our defenders have repelled more than 5 enemy attacks in this area.

In the Bakhmut direction, Ukrainian soldiers continue their offensive actions south of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region. They inflict losses on the occupiers in personnel and equipment and consolidate their positions on the achieved frontlines.

In the area of responsibility of the operational-strategic group "Tavria" in the Avdiivka direction, the enemy continues its attempts to breach our defenses, but these attempts have been unsuccessful. Our defenders repelled around 20 enemy attacks in the vicinity of populated areas such as Avdiivka, Keramik, Tonenke, Severne, Pervomaiske, and Netaylove in the Donetsk region.

In the Maryinka direction, over the past day, the defensive forces successfully repelled approximately 15 enemy attacks in the Marinka area of the Donetsk region.

In the Shakhtarsk direction, the enemy conducted unsuccessful assault operations with the support of aviation in the vicinity of Staromykhailivka in the Donetsk region.

In the Zaporizhzhia direction, the enemy unsuccessfully attempted to regain lost ground near Robotyne in the Zaporizhzhia region.

In the area of responsibility of the operational-strategic group "Odesa" in the Kherson direction, the defensive forces are engaged in counter-battery warfare, destroying enemy logistics depots, and successfully hitting the rear areas of the enemy.

Ukrainian defensive forces continue their offensive operation in the Melitopol direction, inflicting losses on the occupying forces in personnel and equipment and wearing down the enemy.

Enemy losses

The enemy has suffered significant losses on the battlefield. In the last three days alone, during the assault on the Krasnohorivka area in the Donetsk region, the occupant losses exceeded 100 killed in action, with most of them resulting from the lack of evacuation from the battlefield, in addition to around 200 wounded.

Over the course of a day, the defense forces' aviation conducted 12 strikes on enemy personnel, weaponry, military equipment, and a bridge. Additionally, our defenders successfully destroyed a Russian Su-25 fighter aircraft and an operational-tactical UAV Orlan-10.

Rocket forces units targeted the enemy's command center, areas with concentrated personnel, weaponry, military equipment, ammunition depots, and the enemy's electronic warfare station.