Ukraine Daily Summary - Monday, October 23

Russia continues funneling resources to Avdiivka despite major setbacks -- UK military trains Ukrainian specialists to protect critical infrastructure from Russian attacks -- Ukrainian pilots undergoing training nearly ready to fly F-16s -- Russian attack on Kherson Oblast damages over 30 houses -- and more

Monday, October 23

Russia’s war against Ukraine

Damaged caused by Russian shelling in Kharkiv Oblast on Oct. 22. (Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office/ Telegram)

Explosions reported in Russian-occupied Crimea. There have been reports of explosions in Russian-occupied Crimea, the Telegram channel Crimean Wind reported on the evening of Oct. 22.

Russia shells 4 communities in Sumy Oblast. Russian forces launched multiple mortar attacks against Ukraine’s northeastern Sumy Oblast on Oct. 22 attacking four communities and causing at least 13 explosions, regional military administration reported.

ISW: Russia continues funneling resources to Avdiivka despite major setbacks.

Russian forces are funneling additional forces to Avdiivka despite major challenges with mechanized assaults, the Institute for the Study of War reported in its daily assessment on Oct. 22.

UK military trains Ukrainian specialists to protect critical infrastructure from Russian attacks. Ukrainian specialists in the energy, water, transport, and academic sectors will undergo a training program with the British Army Royal Engineers to protect critical infrastructure from Russian attacks this winter, the U.K. Ministry of Defense said on Oct. 22.

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Air Force: Ukrainian pilots undergoing training nearly ready to fly F-16s.

The first group of Ukrainian pilots are almost ready to move from F-16 flight simulators to combat planes, Air Force spokesman Yurii Ihnat said in a televised address on Oct. 22, Ukrinform reported.

Governor: Russian attack on Kherson Oblast damages over 30 houses.

Russian troops attacked the village of Stanislav in Kherson Oblast overnight on Oct. 22, damaging over 30 houses, local governor Oleksandr Prokudin reported.

Air Force: Ukraine downs 3 Russian drones, 1 cruise missile overnight.

Ukrainian forces shot down three Shahed kamikaze drones and one guided Kh-59 cruise missile that Russia launched against Ukraine overnight on Oct. 22, the Air Force reported.

Human cost of war

Russian attack on village in Kharkiv Oblast injures civilian. Russian forces shelled the village of Kurylivka in Kharkiv Oblast at 11 a.m., injuring a civilian and damaging a home, the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration reported on Oct. 22.

General Staff: Russia has lost 293,830 troops in Ukraine.

This number includes 980 casualties Russian forces suffered just over the past day.

Ukrainian soldier killed in military checkpoint crash near Kyiv.

A Ukrainian soldier was killed after a car crashed into a military roadblock outside Kyiv overnight on Oct. 22, Ukraine’s National Police reported.

Russian attack **on Kupiansk injures 3, including teenagers.**Russian forces shelled the town of Kupiansk at around 7 a.m. on Oct. 22, hitting residential buildings and injuring three people, Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported.

2 killed, 3 injured in Russian attacks on Donetsk Oblast. Russia launched attacks on four settlements in Donetsk Oblast, killing two people and injuring three others, the Prosecutor General’s Office said on Oct. 22.

Official: All 6 people killed in attack on Kharkiv Oblast post office identified.

All six people killed in a Russian attack on a post office in Kharkiv Oblast on Oct. 21 have been identified, Serhii Bolvinov, the head of the investigative department of the regional police, said on Oct. 22.

International response

Bild: German defense ministry concerned about insufficient funds for Ukraine in 2024. The German government has not yet budgeted enough funds to be able to deliver enough military aid to Ukraine in 2024, German media outlet Bild reported on Oct. 22, citing a confidential Defense Ministry memo.

Energy giant DTEK imports almost 40,000 metric tons of coal from Poland.

DTEK, Ukraine’s largest private energy company, has imported over 38,000 metric tons of coal from Poland, Ildar Saleyev, the company’s general director, said on Oct. 20. The company plans to import 210,000 metric tons of coal for the winter to ensure the stable operation of its thermal power plants.

Zelensky thanks Emir of Qatar for helping return deported children from Russia.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for Doha’s support in helping aid the return of deported Ukrainian children, the President’s Office said on Oct. 22.

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Ukraine war latest: Russian strike on post office in Kharkiv Oblast kills 6, injures 17

A Russian missile struck a postal depot in the village of Korotych in Kharkiv Oblast late on Oct. 21, killing at least six civilian workers and injuring 17.

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