A new day, a new Russian crime

October 18,2022 489
A new day, a new Russian crime

Russia continues to strike Ukraine’s critical infrastructure and the homes of the civilian population, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, as well as the laws and practices of war.

Yesterday, Russian terrorists launched 10 missile and 58 air strikes, and carried out up to 60 MLRS attacks, hitting more than 35 settlements all over Ukraine. For this, the enemy used cruise, aviation, and anti-aircraft-guided missiles. In addition, 43 Iranian-made Shahed-136 unmanned aerial vehicles were involved, 38 of which were shot down by Ukrainian soldiers.

The enemy also fired in other directions:

  • in the Siversky direction – from the artillery of various types, around settlements of Senkivka of Chernihiv Oblast and Seredyna-Buda and Dmytrivka of Sumy Oblast;
  • in the Slobozhanskyi direction – from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery, around settlements of Khatnye, Starytsya, and Strilecha;
  • in the Kupyansk direction – from mortars, barrel, and jet artillery around Berestove, Hryanikyvka, Dvorichna, Kotlyarivka, Serebryanka, and Stelmakhivka settlements;
  • in the Lyman direction – from the artillery of various calibers, around settlements of Bilohorivka, Hrekivka, Zarichne, Nadiya, Novoyehorivka, and Terny. Here, the enemy also used shock UAVs;
  • in the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka directions, the enemy inflicted fire damage from tanks, mortars, barrel, and rocket artillery along the contact line.
  • in the Novopavlivsky and Zaporizhzhya directions, the enemy shelled more than 15 settlements. Among them are Bilohirya, Bohoyavlenka, Vuhledar, Malynivka, Orihiv and Shevchenko.
  • in the South Buh direction, the occupiers fired at military and civilian infrastructure. Areas of more than 20 settlements along the contact line were damaged by fire. The enemy made more than 30 UAV sorties to conduct aerial reconnaissance.

Photo: According to UNICEF, Ukrainian children are the main victims of Russian aggression physically, emotionally and economically. (RFERL)