Ukrainian troops said they had retaken the key bastion of Lyman in occupied eastern Ukraine, a stinging defeat that prompted Ramzan Kadyrov, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, to call for the possible use of low-grade nuclear weapons.
⚡️US Senator fears Russia may hit weapon supply center in Poland.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 2, 2022
Marco Rubio told CNN that if Putin decides he can lose the war because of the Western weapon supplies to Ukraine, he could strike at logistic centers “where these supplies are coming through," including Poland.
Kreshchenivka in the #Kherson region - under the control of the Armed Forces of #Ukraine— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 2, 2022
Also, Ukrainian troops are moving further to Berislav.
The RF Armed Forces are "withdrawing to convenient frontiers" and "waiting for reinforcements and help", but ... they are not there. pic.twitter.com/DWRQdBWw8G
⚡️Prime Minister: 900 Ukrainian teachers have joined Ukraine's Armed Forces to fight Russia’s aggression since Feb. 24.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 2, 2022
Speaking during the annual Global Teacher Prize ceremony, Denys Smyhal said that “this is a great example of serving your people.”
In #Russia mobilized people are already offered to take a loan in microcredit organization to buy military equipment— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 2, 2022
The state refuses to provide the mobilized Russians with equipment, so the men are forced to buy everything they need for themselves. pic.twitter.com/MvF1P6vd7p
⚡️General Staff: Ukrainian forces down 8 Iranian-made kamikaze drones on Oct. 2.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 2, 2022
According to the General Staff, Ukraine's air force also conducted four strikes, successfully hitting two Russian weapon stockpiles and two anti-aircraft missile systems.
The former president of the Arctic Academy of Sciences, the famous St. Petersburg scientist Valery Mitko, who was under house arrest on charges of treason in favor of China, has died. pic.twitter.com/gRqY66fXIU— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 2, 2022
⚡️Stoltenberg: Ukraine’s success in Lyman shows its ability to push back Russians.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 2, 2022
NATO Chief said the recapture of the town in Donetsk Oblast shows that Ukrainians are making progress due to their "courage, bravery, skills," and the weapons provided by the US and other allies.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy congratulated the territorial defense fighters on their professional holiday. pic.twitter.com/wbBKJesqY4— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 2, 2022
⚡️Police: Bodies of 5 civilians who tried to flee Russian occupation found in Kharkiv Oblast.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 2, 2022
According to the police, the civilians were trying to escape the then-occupied Kupiansk in May when they hit a Russian landmine in the nearby village of Vasylenkove.
⚡️Russia says it may restore damaged Nord Stream gas pipelines.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 2, 2022
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said there were enough technical means to repair the pipelines.
Multiple Western officials called the leaks at the Russian pipelines "deliberate acts of sabotage."
Russia is the main supplier of heavy weapons to Ukraine, @Volodymyr_D_ finds— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) October 2, 2022
And these statistics don't yet take into account the offensive on Lyman. But Ukraine can't win with this alone: more weapons are needed pic.twitter.com/VmrWJVGLQj
"I don’t see anything right now that would lead me to believe that (Russian dictator Vladimir Putin) has made such a decision," Austin said. However, he added that Putin had made irresponsible decisions in the past, such as invading Ukraine.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 2, 2022
Australian Bushmaster towing captured Russian equipment. pic.twitter.com/oXFq027Gv9— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 2, 2022
The ministry said that the withdrawal led to "a further wave of public criticism of Russia’s military leadership by senior officials," and further loss of its captured territory will "almost certainly" lead to intensified criticism.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 2, 2022
76 orphans from Donbas deported to Russia— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) October 2, 2022
Orphans were transferred to Russian social rehabilitation centers in the Moscow region. Other 104 ����children are waiting for their turn to be illegally adopted in Russia-Head of Reg Mil Adm Haidai
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⚡️Governor: Russian attacks kill 2, wound 7 in Mykolaiv.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 2, 2022
Mykolaiv Oblast Governor Vitaliy Kim reported on Oct. 2 that Russian S-300 surface-to-air missiles had struck a hospital's territory and an area near two high-rise residential buildings overnight.
9 NATO members support Ukraine's membership in Alliance— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) October 2, 2022
Presidents of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Montenegro, & Slovakia urged the Allies to increase military aid & supported 🇺🇦aspirations to join NATOhttps://t.co/0MnErHeJdh pic.twitter.com/dqOEFq459X
#Ukraine: Ukrainian forces captured a Russian 2A65 Msta-B 152mm howitzer in #Kharkiv Oblast late last month.— ���� Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) October 2, 2022
The writing on the barrel:“FOR PEACE” on one side, “FOR STALIN” on the other.
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Putin has obviously suppressed any memory of this, but these are the numbers for the Yes vote in the 1991 referendum in ���� on independence. Every single region voted clearly for independence. pic.twitter.com/4AcIXElzBp— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) October 2, 2022
.@ZelenskyyUa— Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) October 2, 2022
As of 12:30 (Kyiv time) the town of Lyman, Donetsk region is fully cleared of the russian occupiers.
Reality sneaks up onto unsuspecting Russian state TV hosts. One pundit reveals they aren't supposed to mention Lyman (although the host denies it). He says that everyone knows things aren't going well for the Russian troops. Another pundit says Kyiv might start bombing Moscow. pic.twitter.com/M8PVPlrGqG— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) October 1, 2022
These are the indicative estimates of Russia’s combat losses as of Oct. 2, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/dVTCboZFLY— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 2, 2022
The withdrawal of ����troops from Lyman led to wave of public criticism of military leadership in Russia— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) October 2, 2022
Operationally, Lyman is important because it commands a key road crossing over the Siversky Donets River behind which Russia attempted to consolidate its defenses - @DefenceHQ pic.twitter.com/GyjKhnftUO
⚡️Air Force: Ukraine destroys 5 Iranian kamikaze drones.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 2, 2022
Ukraine's Air Force said that it had downed five out of seven Russian-operated Iranian drones attacking Mykolaiv Oblast overnight.
⚡️ISW: Russia's retreat from Lyman indicates Putin prioritizing occupied territories in Ukraine's south.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 2, 2022
The Institute for the Study of War said "the decision not to reinforce vulnerable Kupiansk or Lyman front lines was almost certainly Putin’s, not the military command's."