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On October 18, the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed an enemy self-propelled large-caliber howitzer “Acacia”, a Russian 152-mm self-propelled howitzer “Msta-S”, and 3 Russian ammunition depots in the Beryslav and Bashtanskyi regions in the South of Ukraine. – Operational Command “South”


At night on October 19, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 12 Iranian «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones in the Mykolaiv region. – Operational Command “South”


The Parliament of Estonia supported the resolution recognizing the Russian Federation as a state – sponsor of terrorism. – Press service of the Estonian parliament


Total combat losses of Russian aggressors in Ukraine from 24 February to 19 October (approximation): 66280 troops; 2554 tanks; 5235 armored vehicles; 1637 artillery systems; 372 MLRS; 189 anti-aircraft warfare systems; 269 aircraft; 242 helicopters; 3999 military auto vehicles and fuel tanks; 16 military boats; 1286 tactical UAVs; 146 special military equipment; 323 cruise missiles. Russian enemy suffered the greatest losses (of the past day) at the Bakhmut and Kramatorsk directions. – General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russian aggressors fired missiles at the Donetsk region on October 18. 4 people were killed. 12 citizens were injured. In addition, 8 dead bodies of Ukrainian civilians killed by Russian occupiers have been found in the city of Lyman. – Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration


On October 19, 6 more ships left Ukrainian ports “Odesa”, “Chornomorsk”, and “Pivdennyi” through the “grain corridor”. 86,700 tons of Ukrainian agricultural products are on board, heading to countries of Europe and Asia. – Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine


The German government has transferred to Ukraine the new military aid package. In particular, it includes 10 armored recovery vehicles, 7 heavy and medium bridge systems, 167,000 rounds of ammunition for firearms, 100 tents, 183 generators, 116,000 winter jackets, 80,000 winter trousers, 240,000 winter hats, and others. – Official website of the Federal government


As of October 19, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 223 Iranian «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones in different regions of Ukraine. – Press service of the Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces


Russian occupiers shelled the city of Orikhiv in the Zaporizhzhia region at night on October 19. 8 Ukrainian civilians were injured and hospitalized. Local private houses, the City Council building, and an educational establishment were destroyed. There is no electricity and water supply at the moment. – Oleksandr Starukh, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration


On October 19, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down several Russian cruise missiles in Kyiv. – Vitalii Klychko, Mayor of Kyiv


As of 3:00 p.m. on October 19, Ukrainian air defense forces shot down 4 Russian cruise missiles and 8 Iranian «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones in different regions of Ukraine. – Press service of the Air Command “Center” of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine


Russian troops attacked Chernihiv with Iranian «Shahed-136» kamikaze drones on October 19. 3 people were injured and hospitalized. 2 injured victims are in serious condition. – Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the President’s Office


In the last 24 hours, Russian troops shelled the Dnipropetrovsk, the Zaporizhzhia, the Donetsk, the Sumy, the Zhytomyr, the Chernihiv, the Kharkiv, the Luhansk, the Mykolaiv, the Kherson, the Kyiv, the Vinnytsia, and the Ivano-Frankivsk regions. 17 people were killed. 33 citizens were injured [conservative estimates, real numbers are likely higher]. – Information from Regional Military Administrations

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