On Sunday, the Russian Armed Forces attacked Kryvyi Rih, an urban area in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, with a suicide drone strike that hit an educational institution and heavily damaged two floors of it, according to the regional governor, Valentyn Reznichenko. He said a fire caused by the drone attack had been quenched.
On the other hand, Kyiv forces advanced with their swift counteroffensive after regaining the strategically important city in the country’s east. And Russia’s loss of a logistics hub, Lyman, a town in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, is the latest upset for Moscow as it pursues to intensify the conflict by illegitimately annexing the four Ukrainian areas in the east and south and raising threats to use weapons in the nuclear arsenal.
In his late-night address, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, said that Ukraine’s blue-yellow flag is already in Lyman and their proceedings continue. He continued that over the last few days, there have been more blue-yellow flags in the eastern Donbass. In a week, Russians will see more & more.
Furthermore, the Ukrainian leader’s brutal assaults and territory capturing have endangered to push the war to a dangerous level. Moreover, it encouraged Kyiv to officially ask for granting NATO membership. The Ukrainian President said Friday that they’re taking a critical step by submitting an accelerated application to the Western military alliance. The media correspondents in Kyiv called Zelenskyy’s accession step as ‘dramatic.’ And Kyiv’s OTAN membership has always been a ‘red line’ for Moscow.
Zaporizhzhya People Escaping Moscow’s Annexation
Volodymyr Zelenskyy proudly announced on October 2 that Lyman is now under Ukrainian control. In a video address, he said that as of 0930 GMT (12:30 PM local time), the eastern city of Lyman had been liberated completely. Zelenskyy also expressed gratitude to his forces.
Recently, On Sunday, Russian forces shelled Khotin and Yunakivka communities in Sumy Oblast several times, according to Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the governor of Sumy Oblast. He said the attacks damaged residential buildings and civilian infrastructure. As a result of the attacks, ten houses and the local educational institute were destroyed.
Power lines, a gas pipeline, a water tower, and a transformer were damaged. In one yard, a shed was burned to the ground and animals were killed by shrapnel. There were no human casualties.
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 3, 2022
According to media reports, several groups of Ukrainian people arrive every day at a major supermarket car parking in southeastern Zaporizhzhya city, guarded by police cars. The city locals have made the dangerous trip out of the Kremlin-controlled Zaporizhzhya in the country’s southeastern part and finally reached the regional capital area still under the control of Ukrainian authorities.
Zaporizhzhya is one of the four Russian-seized areas which the Kremlin formally annexed after holding a so-called referendum from Sept. 23-27. Kyiv and its European supporters criticized the voting as a ‘sham.’ The United Nations, the European Union, Kyiv, and Washington, all condemned the Russian annexation.