Status: 02.10.2023, 06:49 a.m.
By: Stefan Krieger
The fighting on the front line in the south and east of Ukraine continues. In Bakhmut, Moscow is forced to accept defeat. The news ticker on the Ukraine war.
- Battle for Bakhmut: Russia fails with reconquest
- High Russian losses: Kiev publishes update data
- The information processed here comes from international media and news agencies, but also from the warring parties Russia, Ukraine and their allies. In particular, the information on losses of the armies involved in the Ukraine war cannot be independently verified.
Update from October 2, 6:30 a.m.: According to Defense Minister Rustem Umerov, the U.S. government has assured Ukraine of further military aid despite the budget dispute in Washington. He spoke on the phone with his US colleague Lloyd Austin, Umerow writes on X. According to the report, the Ukrainian "warriors will continue to have strong support on the battlefield."
Russian soldiers are firing on positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces outside Bakhmut. © IMAGO/Sergey Averin
Ukraine war: Fierce firefights in the east and south
Initial report: Kiev – The General Staff in Kiev reported fierce firefights along the almost 1000-kilometer front in the east and south of the country. However, no changes in the situation could be seen in the report for Sunday evening. Near the city of Bakhmut in the Donbass, attempts by the Russians to regain lost positions were repelled. The Ukrainian army continues its own attacks near Bakhmut and Robotyne in the south. This military information was not immediately verifiable.
Ukraine publishes new figures on Russia's losses in the war
The Ukrainian General Staff has published current figures on Russia's losses in the Ukraine war. According to the report, about 440 Russian soldiers were either killed or injured in the fighting within one day. The figures in front of the bracket refer to the total losses since the beginning of the war. The information cannot be independently verified.
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- Soldiers: 278,570 (+440 compared to the previous day)
- Tanks: 4702 (+11)
- Armored combat vehicles: 8991 (+7)
- Artillery systems: 6477 (+30)
- Cruise missile: 1529 (+0)
- Anti-aircraft guns: 537 (+0)
- Multiple rocket launchers: 798 (+2)
- Drones: 5043 (+37)
- Vehicles and tankers: 8883 (+29)
- Ships and boats: 20 (+0)
- Submarines: 1 (+0)
- Aircraft: 316 (+1)
- Helicopters: 316 (+0)
- Source: Data from the General Staff of Ukraine as of October 1, 2023
Ukrainian attack on Sochi airport
Ukraine attacked Russia's Black Sea airport in Sochi with combat drones on Sunday (1 October), according to unofficial sources. The target was a parking space for helicopters, Kiev media reported, citing intelligence sources. Russia's main seaside resort of Sochi, from which President Vladimir Putin often conducts his official business, is located about 800 kilometers from Ukrainian-controlled territory. The Ministry of Defense in Moscow announced the shooting down of a Ukrainian drone in the region.
Ukrainian drone strikes were also reported from the Russian regions of Smolensk and Belgorod on Sunday. According to Moscow's military, two Ukrainian missiles were intercepted over the Crimean peninsula annexed by Russia. (With agencies)