September 29,2023

Victory Chronicles-DAY 583

Ukrainian Security Service's drone disables Russian radar station in Kursk Oblast

A drone of the Security Service of Ukraine disabled the Kasta Russian radar station in the Kursk Oblast, Russian Federation, on 28 September. 

An Ukrainska Pravda (UP) source in the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) says that on 28 September, the SSU drone detected and destroyed the Kasta Russian radar station near the settlement of Giri, Belovsky district, Kursk Oblast.

“Russian propaganda claims that such a radar can detect even aircraft with stealth technology. But somehow it missed the SSU drone. The peculiarity of this radar was its ability to identify aerial targets at extremely low altitudes. The key word is – was!” stated a source in the Security Service of Ukraine.


Symbolic number of the Day

$300 Million

US House of Representatives Approves Allocation of US$300 Million to Ukraine. The US House of Representatives voted to allocate US$300 million to support Ukraine late in the evening of Thursday, 28 September. Politico reports that these funds were removed from the draft US defense budget and voted for separately.

In addition, the House of Representatives passed a US$826 billion defense spending bill. Although both bills were approved, Democrats fear that the allocation of aid to Ukraine in a separate bill will be presented by Russian propaganda as an abandonment of Ukraine. 


War in Pictures

Russian forces attacked Kherson on the morning of 29 September, injuring two public utility workers. An investigation has shown that the Russian military once again attacked the city of Kherson at 08:30 on 29 September. Early reports indicate that two utility company employees suffered serious injuries and were taken to hospital. Residential buildings, cars, and other civilian infrastructure were damaged in the Russian attack.


Video of the Day

Russian invaders strike at Avdiivka Coke plant with air bombs, naphthalene burns. In Donetsk Oblast, Russian invaders struck the Avdiivka Coke Plant with bombs, and the remains of naphthalene are burning, reported MP Musa Magomedov, who was formerly the general director of the Avdiivka Coke Plant. He published the video. “The ‘peacekeepers’ … continue to destroy the industry of Donbas. As soon as these monsters hit Avdiivka Coke with air bombs, the scrubbers of the recovery shop are burning,” Magomedov wrote.


ISW report


Russian aviation is increasingly active in the Kharkiv, Luhansk, and Kherson oblasts and apparently less active in areas of western Zaporizhia Oblast where Ukrainian forces are conducting counteroffensive operations. 

Russian forces have been increasingly conducting airstrikes against targets in the west (right) bank of Kherson Oblast and against rear Ukrainian ground lines of communication (GLOCs) in the Kupyansk direction in the past week.[8] Ukrainian Eastern Group of Forces Spokesperson Captain Ilya Yevlash stated on September 28 that Russian Su-35 attack aircraft and Ka-52 helicopters are increasingly active in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions and that Russian forces conducted 21 airstrikes in these directions, primarily near the Siversk (19km south of Kreminna) and the Serebryanske forest area (11km south of Kreminna). Kherson Oblast Military Administration Spokesperson Oleksandr Tolokonnikov stated on September 28 that Russian forces have increased the number of airstrikes on Kherson City and right bank Kherson Oblast by a factor of three or four in the past three days and that Russian forces dropped more than 50 aerial glide bombs against targets in these areas.

Russian aviation continues to conduct strikes against rear Ukrainian areas in eastern Zaporizhia Oblast, although mentions of Russian aviation repelling Ukrainian assaults in frontline areas have become less routine in Russian reporting than earlier in the counteroffensive. Russian sources noted that Russian aviation, particularly Ka-52 helicopters, played a significant role in disrupting Ukrainian assaults at the start of the counteroffensive.

Ukrainian forces appear to have increased their ability to down Russian Ka-52 helicopters in mid-August 2023, and the Russian command may have decreased aviation use in western Zaporizhia Oblast out of fears of aviation and pilot losses. The decreased Russian aviation use in western Zaporizhia Oblast has not seriously undermined the Russian defense, however, as Russian forces appear to have increased their use of strike drones against advancing Ukrainian forces, and Russian artillery units continue to play a significant role in repelling Ukrainian assaults. It remains unclear what Russian forces intend to achieve with increased aviation activity in Kherson Oblast and whether more airstrikes against Ukrainian targets in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions will be able to offset degraded Russian combat power in the area.


War Heroes

Ihor Myshak, a combat medic and Berdiansk resident , was killed at the front.

Combat medic Ihor Myshak was killed while liberating the temporarily occupied south of Ukraine, his native land. Medical worker Dora Emiruseinova reported the death of the fighter: “Today, our fellow combat medic Ihor Myshak, a Berdianets defender, died at the front… Eternal memory… How can we live with this… Every day we lose the best….”. 

Family and friends remember the man as an extraordinary, talented, smiling and sincere person. The fighter is survived by his wife. 


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