On October 28th, the Russian Ministry of Defence reported that the Ukrainian military launched offensive operations in all war-torn regions. All the Ukrainian attacks were repelled and resulted in heavy losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian offensive operations took place in the Kharkov and Kherson regions, Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics but resulted in no gains by the Ukrainian military.
In the Kupyansk direction, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) attacked Russian military positions near the village of Berestovoye in the Kharkiv region. The attack was carried out by forces of a reinforced battalion. As a result of the fire damage inflicted by Russian artillery on the advancing troops, more than 150 Ukrainian servicemen, one tank, five infantry fighting vehicles, four armored personnel carriers and nine pickups were destroyed.
Russian SU-34 is bombing enemy positions at extremely low altitude:
In the area of Krasny Liman, two battalion tactical groups of the AFU launched another offensive towards the village of Chervonopopovka in the Luhansk People’s Republic. The AFU attempted to cut off the road between Svatovo and Kremennaya. The attack was repelled by Russian forces. Artillery fire and strikes by Russian warplanes destroyed more than 50 Ukrainian servicemen, two tanks, three armored fighting vehicles and two cars.
A group of Ukrainian saboteurs armed with American FGM-148 Javelin were discovered by Russian forces and destroyed by a mortar shot in the area of Krasny Liman:
On the Donetsk front lines, a company tactical group of the AFU attacked Russian military positions near the village of Vremevka located 30 kilometers to the west from Ugledar. As a result of actions of Russian units and artillery fire, the AFU were pushed back to their positions. As a result of the failed operation, more than 30 Ukrainian servicemen, one tank, two armored fighting vehicles and one pickup truck were destroyed.
Russian artillery units destroyed another Ukrainian stronghold in the Ugledar direction:
In the Kherson region, Russian artillery fire and strikes by Russian warplanes defeated the reserves of Ukrainian troops advancing from the Nikolaev-Krivoy Rog directions, as well as sabotage groups which were operating along the front lines. More than 180 Ukrainian servicemen, eight armored fighting vehicles and six cars were destroyed.
The Ukrainian military continues offensive operations by small assault groups along the front lines in the Donbass, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. The attacks are likely aimed at weakening Russian defenses, as well as combat reconnaissance amid the ongoing preparations for large-scale offensive operations. The attacks continue in all regions, so the Russian military could not identify the area of another large-scale offensive. Such tactics of the Ukrainian military command leads to large losses in manpower. Kiev has already stated that the ranks of the Ukrainian army need to be replenished with new servicemen. Mobilization continues throughout the country.
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