Victorious news on 595th day of war: Ukrainian forces repel attack on Avdiivka, truck with 30 Russian soldiers targeted near Bakhmut
The Asgard strike group liquidated Russian Ural truck with 30 Russian invaders in the Bakhmut sector, and the Ukrainian army repelled the largest attack on Avdiivka
Ukrainian defenders repelled a large-scale enemy attack on Avdiivka
Russian terrorists deployed up to 2,000 troops for a massive offensive in the area of Avdiivka, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces managed to repel it. This was stated by the head of the Avdiivka Military administration Vitaliy Barabash during a telethon.
Ukrainian troops targeted more than 60 pieces of enemy equipment. According to Barabash, this has never happened before in this area.
"The situation remains very tense. Indeed, yesterday, they went on the offensive en masse. Around 3 a.m., they started massive shelling of positions around the city. Both from the north and the south, they also began to shell the industrial zone itself," the statement said.
Around 5:30-6:00, Russian terrorists started shelling Avdiivka itself. The Russian forces stormed the city with large forces yesterday, using dozens of armored vehicles. The military administration clarified that Russia sent up to 2,000 personnel to attack Avdiivka.
Spain and Croatia to finance humanitarian demining in Ukraine
Ukraine will receive €6.5 million for humanitarian demining from the governments of Croatia and Spain. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine.
The countries’ assistance was announced during the International Donor Conference on Humanitarian Demining in Ukraine, which is taking place in Croatia.
"Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Andrej Plenković said that tomorrow the Croatian government would approve €5 million in humanitarian demining assistance to Ukraine. Also, the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs for European Union and Cooperation said that Spain will allocate 1.5 million euros to support humanitarian demining in Ukraine," said Yulia Svyrydenko, Minister of Economy of Ukraine.
Yaroslava Mahuchikh nominated for the title of the best athlete of Europe 2023
Ukrainian athlete Yaroslava Mahuchikh is among the three nominees for the title of the best athlete in Europe in 2023. This was announced by the European Athletics Association, which announced the three finalists.
Among the Ukrainian's competitors are Femke Bol of the Netherlands (running) and Maria Perez of Spain (race walking).
The winner will be announced at the Golden Tracks award ceremony to be held on 21 October in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Yaroslava Mahuchikh. Photo: Reuters.
Yaroslava Mahuchikh is a Ukrainian track and field athlete from Dnipro. She is a bronze medalist at the 2020 Summer Olympics, European indoor track and field champion (2021), European junior champion, world and European youth champion, world junior record holder (under 20), and world athletics champion (2023).
Denmark gives major update on when first F-16s may arrive
Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen said that the country would be able to deliver the first F-16s to Ukraine in March-April 2024.
"We expect that in March-April we will be able to deliver the first batch of combat aircraft to Ukraine. But there is still a lot of work to be done so that Ukrainians can operate them," he said.
According to him, Ukraine should not only receive the fighters, but also be able to maintain them.
"My clear goal is that in the first quarter of 2024 we can send the first combat aircraft to Ukraine. But this depends on the training of the pilots, and not least the support staff who will have to maintain the aircraft," added Troels Lund Poulsen.
Ukrainian Armed Forces target Ural vehicle with Russian soldiers and Pion self-propelled artillery system in Bakhmut sector
The Asgard strike group targeted three Ural trucks in the Bakhmut sector in the Bakhmut sector. There were 30 Russian soldiers in one of them. This was reported by the Commander of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Syrskyi.
"Bakhmut direction. It is a hot section of the frontline. The Asgard group of the Ochi unit of the 120th Airborne Brigade in cooperation with the Shark group of the 28th Brigade, the head of the electronic warfare and cyber warfare service of the 28th Brigade," wrote General Syrskyi.
"An Ural with 30 Russians was eliminated, a 2S7 Pion self-propelled artillery system was destroyed, and two more Ural and a Bukhanka van were targeted,” he added.