November 1, 2022 Russia-Ukraine News

The Ukrainian military said Russian forces continued to carry out artillery and rocket attacks along the entire front line, stretching from Kharkiv in the north to Zaporizhzhia in the south. In total, he added, more than 50 settlements were affected from Sunday to Monday evening.

In the East: Parts of the Donetsk region have been among the hardest hit, with Soledar, Vuhledar and Bakhmut districts coming under fire. Ukrainian forces still hold Bakhmut, but with settlements to the east and south, it comes under daily attack.

The General Staff of the Ukrainian army also reported heavy shelling in areas west of the city of Donetsk that have been disputed for several months.

He said the Russians were continuing to shell recently liberated parts of Kharkiv and Luhansk, where Ukrainian forces were moving towards Russian supply routes. Several settlements in the Kharkiv region near the Russian border were also bombed, he added.

Further south, Ukraine appears to have targeted a Russian military headquarters in the town of Volnovakha in the Donetsk region with long-range rockets.

Yurii Mysiagin, deputy head of the parliamentary committee on national security, intelligence and defence, said the Akhtamar hotel on the Mariupol-Donetsk highway, where the Chechen forces were based, had been hit.

Russian-backed local authorities in Donetsk confirmed the building had been destroyed but gave no further details.

In the south: As Ukrainian forces attempt to push further into the southern Kherson region, the Russians continue to respond with tank and artillery bombardments over a wide area, according to the General Staff. Several settlements in Zaporizhzhia came under fire, and the city of Mykolaiv was also hit again on Monday evening. Two S-300 missiles hit the city and a residential building was demolished. A woman was reportedly killed by the mayor’s office.

The General Staff echoed comments from regional officials that in Kakhovka, on the Dnieper River, “citizens living in apartments along the banks of the Dnipro are forcibly evicted from their homes.”

He said Russian forces were building fortifications and putting up “mine barriers around civilian housing.”

Ukrainian officials said that instead of leaving the West Bank at Kherson, Russian units appear to be digging.


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