Geography of Ukraine

Battle rages in Ukraine town; Russia shakes up its military

The fate of a devastated salt-mining town in eastern Ukraine hung in the balance Wednesday in one of the bloodiest battles of Russia's invasion, while Ukraine's unflagging resistance and other challenges prompted Moscow to shake up its military leadership again.

Russian forces used jets, mortars and rockets to bombard Soledar in an unrelenting assault.

Day 313 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Kyiv reported 400 Russian Fighters Killed in a Missile Attack

Here are the highlights of events related to the war in Ukraine over the past 24 hours:

Kyiv reported 400 Russian fighters killed in a missile attack

Ukraine claims to have killed around 400 Russian soldiers in a missile attack in the occupied Donetsk region, the BBC reported.

Russians are preparing for the toughest battle? "Everything is clear"

"Everything is clear with Kherson. The Russians are bringing in reserves, strengthening their grouping there. This means that they are not planning to retreat. On the contrary, the hardest battle will be fought for Kherson," Arestoych said yesterday in a video posted on the Telegram social network.

Ukraine in flames; "The missiles are coming"; Kyiv acknowledged

Early this morning, explosions also resounded in the hometown of the Ukrainian president, Kryvyi Rih, and local residents were warned that "missiles are coming".
Also, air raid sirens sounded this morning in more than half of Ukraine's regions: in Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv and Odesa regions.

The Russians have high priority... And they attack fiercely

"Ukrainian offensive operations continue to place pressure on Russian forces both in the north-east and in the Kherson region in the south. However, Russia continues to give high priority to its own offensive operations in the central Donbas sector, especially near the town of Bakhmut", the report specifies.

Explosions rock central Kiev in apparent missile strikes

Multiple explosions rocked Kiev early on Oct. 10 following months of relative calm in the Ukrainian capital.

Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported explosions in the city's Shevchenko district, a large area in the center of Kiev that includes the historic old town as well as several government offices.