October 6,2023

Victory Chronicles-DAY 590

Twenty-seven people were injured in a Russian attack on Kharkiv on 6 October. 


In addition to those 27 injured, a 10-year-old boy perished. “A 10-year-old child was found under the rubble; unfortunately, the boy died. Early reports indicate that 16 people were injured, including an 11-month-old child. Rescuers are working at the site of the attack, clearing the debris,” said Oleh Syniehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Oblast Military Administration.

Emergency services continue to work at the scene of the attack. Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy posted a video from the attack scene. The authorities also reported about the Russian morning attack on Kupiansk. The Russians struck a high-rise building. Early reports indicate that there were no casualties.


Symbolic number of the Day


On the night of October 6, 25 out of 33 enemy drones of the Shahed-131/136 type were destroyed in the sky over Ukraine. The Air Force of Ukraine said this in a post. According to the report, on the night of October 6, Russian troops again attacked from Cape Chauda (temporarily occupied Crimea) with Shahed UAVs. 33 Shahed drone launches were recorded, headed in several groups toward Ukraine’s southern, eastern, and central regions. Fighter aircraft, anti-aircraft missile troops, mobile fire groups, and electronic warfare units were involved in repelling the air attack.

War in Pictures


The Russians struck a hospital in the city of Beryslav, Kherson Oblast, during an air attack On 5 October, completely destroying the fourth floor of the building and injuring civilians.

“There was a direct strike on a hospital in Beryslav. The fourth floor was completely destroyed, and another one was partially destroyed. The Russian attacks also damaged emergency service vehicles. Two medics were injured. An ambulance driver received a head injury and a fractured leg, and the paramedic was severely concussed,” said Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of the Kherson Oblast Military Administration.


Video of the Day

In one day, 6 Russian tanks were destroyed in the Bakhmut sector. The “Asgard” group of the “Ochi” unit of the 120th Airborne Brigade worked in cooperation with the “Shark” group of the 28th Brigade, the “Klavdich” group of the 92nd Separate Mechanised Brigade, and the head of the electronic warfare and cyber warfare service of the 28th Brigade.

“Our fighters destroyed three T-72 tanks, one T-80 and two T-90. Also, 2s1 self-propelled artillery systems and one infantry fighting vehicle. Glory to Ukraine!” the official channel of the Commander of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported.


ISW report


The Russian military may have redeployed elements of the 41st Combined Arms Army (CAA) and elements of the 810th Naval Infantry Brigade to the Kherson direction.

 A Russian milblogger claimed on October 5 that elements of the 41st CAA (Central Military District) including the 74th Motorized Rifle Brigade and the 55th Motorized Rifle Brigade, as well as unspecified Russian naval infantry elements, are regrouping in the Kherson direction. The milblogger claimed that the Russian naval infantry unit is presumably the 810th Naval Infantry Brigade, which Ukrainian Main Military Intelligence Directorate (GUR) Head Lieutenant General Kyrylo Budanov stated on September 22 had been “completely defeated,” now indicating that the brigade may have reconstituted or is in the process of reconstituting.

Budanov stated on August 31 that elements of the newly formed 25th CAA deployed to the Kupyansk direction in order to replace elements of the 41st CAA, which would begin a “slow” deployment to an unspecified area in southern Ukraine. ISW previously assessed that the Russian military would laterally redeploy elements of the 41st CAA to defend against Ukrainian counteroffensive operations. The milblogger’s claim, if true, would invalidate that assessment and suggests instead that Russian forces continue to be very concerned about potential future Ukrainian operations on the left (east) bank of the Dnipro River.


War Heroes


He was one of those who recaptured Zmiinyi Island from the enemy. Volodymyr Kyselov, Captain of the Security Service of Ukraine. Hero of Ukraine (posthumously). He has been in the military since 2008, first in the Special Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and in 2012 he was recruited to the SSU. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion in 2014, he has had more than one combat rotation to Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts.

His last position was team leader of the Alpha Special Operations Centre. The SSU captain was killed while performing a combat mission in the area of hostilities in southern Ukraine. “He fought in special forces since 2014 and did a lot to protect Ukraine. We couldn’t talk about it before, but today we want as many people as possible to know about him. He alone was really worth thousands. He always saved everyone,” recalled Myroslava, an acquaintance of the deceased, during the funeral service on 10 May in Poltava. Volodymyr is survived by his mother, wife, and eight-month-old daughter.

“Life to the Motherland! Honor – to no one!” is the slogan under which our SBU Special Forces live and fight for Ukraine our SBU Special Forces officers live and fight for Ukraine.


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