The war continues. Ukraine claimed full control of Russia's eastern logistics hub Lyman, its most significant battlefield gain in weeks, setting the stage for further advances aimed at cutting Russia's supply lines to its battered troops to a single route.
⚡️AP: Russia stole at least $530 million worth of Ukrainian grain.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 3, 2022
The AP and PBS used satellite imagery and marine radio transponder data to track three dozen ships making more than 50 voyages carrying grain from Russian-occupied Ukrainian ports to the Middle East.
Kharkiv police found another Russian torture chamber of in liberated Kharkiv Obl -🇺🇦National Police— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) October 3, 2022
Police found another torture chamber in the cellar, where locals were kept in inhumane conditions. Ppl were intimidated, beaten & abused.https://t.co/74Bqqxtu1b
⚡️Media: Bulgarian President opposes Ukraine's fast-track NATO accession.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 3, 2022
However, President Rumen Radev added that Bulgaria "reaffirms support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity," as quoted by the BTA news agency.
⚡️General Staff: Ukrainian army repels Russian attacks near 5 settlements.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 3, 2022
According to the General Staff, Ukrainian troops repelled Russian attempts to advance near the settlements of Maiorsk, New York, Zaitseve, Nevelske, and Pobieda, Donetsk Oblast.
⚡️Azovstal defenders reunite with families.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 3, 2022
First Lady Olena Zelenska met with Ukrainian commanders known for defending Mariupol and liberated during the Sept. 21 prisoner swap. They are bound to stay in Turkey until the war's end.
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Meanwhile, his company's shares do not agree with such "conditions". pic.twitter.com/MyLwhbAOQ4— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 3, 2022
⚡️Governor: 1 person killed, 1 injured in Russian attack on hospital in Kharkiv Oblast.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 3, 2022
Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov said on Oct. 3 that the hospital building in the Kupiansk district was almost completely destroyed as a result of the attack.
Rafael Grossi, head of the #IAEA, said that the occupiers had released Ihor Murashov, director of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 3, 2022
The occupiers detained Murashov on 30 September on the road from #ZNPP to #Energodar. https://t.co/LV3T69Z1wU
⚡️ Czechs crowdfund over $1 million to buy a tank for Ukraine.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 3, 2022
The crowdfunding campaign raised 33 million Czech crowns ($1.31 million) from 11,288 donors to buy a T-72 Avenger tank that has been modernized, according to the campaign statement.
Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Mikhail Matyushenko, who led "ghosts of Kyiv" group, died in battle over the Black Sea.— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 3, 2022
It happened back in June, but the body was found only recently, said mayor of Bucha Anatoliy Fedoruk.
On 3 October, he will be buried in his hometown. pic.twitter.com/dhqHWx7VfH
Despite the war in Ukraine, negotiations with 30 NATO member countries and other formal procedures should already begin, said Anusauskas, according to Lithuanian media outlet LRT.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 3, 2022
Ukrainian defenders recaptured the village of Borova of the Izium district, Kharkiv Oblast & part of the community— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) October 3, 2022
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"The EU and its member states are making a purposeful effort to stop importing Russia's gas completely," said Maasikas.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 3, 2022
⚡️ Zelensky: Ukraine liberates Arkhanhelske, Myroliubivka in Kherson Oblast.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 3, 2022
Ukrainian armed forces recaptured two settlements in the north of Kherson Oblast, Arkhanhelske and Myroliubivka, amid their counteroffensive, President Volodymyr Zelensky officially confirmed on Oct. 2.
Former Channel One propagandist Marina Ovsyannikova, accused of spreading fake news about the Russian army, was put on the federal wanted list.— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 3, 2022
Yesterday, Ovsyannikova's ex-husband announced that she had escaped from house arrest along with their 11-year-old daughter. pic.twitter.com/iLWwGnAZ7e
Video of Ukrainian soldiers liberating Shyikivka in the Kharkiv region today. pic.twitter.com/wmk8ueKUor— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) October 3, 2022
Lithuania expels Russian Charge d'Affaires Sergei Ryabokon. He was declared persona non grata— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 3, 2022
The Lithuanian MFA said that his recent actions and statements were "incompatible with diplomatic status" and "regarded as interference in the internal affairs of the host state". pic.twitter.com/z1rulR5wzw
⚡️ US defense secretary: Ukrainian military 'changes battlefield dynamics' in Russia's war.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 3, 2022
Ukrainians are making progress in Kherson Oblast due to their skills and strategic use of weapons supplied by Western countries, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told CNN on Oct. 2.
To the many reasons why any use of nuclear weapons would be dangerous, inhumane, and deeply irrational we can now add the thought that, given current Ukrainian advances, any use to influence battles would require Russia to strike what it claims to be its own territory.— Lawrence Freedman (@LawDavF) October 2, 2022
Ukrainian soldiers in newly liberated territories are returning to the local population washing machines Russian soldiers stole. pic.twitter.com/7NgUiBNlKl— Igor Sushko (@igorsushko) October 3, 2022
The illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is continuing.— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@DefenceHQ) October 3, 2022
The map below is the latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine – 10 October 2022
Find out more about the UK government's response: https://t.co/o0rQ7MPibc
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Ukrainian soldiers awaiting orders in Bakhmut. According to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, their troops successfully repelled another Russian attack on the city on October 1. For the past three months, the city has been under constant shelling. pic.twitter.com/iAuF71ZCnv— Meduza in English (@meduza_en) October 3, 2022
Dire conditions of the Russian Army. This video is from Russian social media & was filmed by one of the mobilized who was sent to Omsk. They spend days & nights in the open field, eat what they have & drink. No command, no uniform, no barracks, no tents, no sleeping bags. pic.twitter.com/HWmDVa5EHV— Viktor Kovalenko (@MrKovalenko) October 3, 2022
Russian soldier to officer: "You took us away, but you forgot to feed us!" https://t.co/UhV2XvMYBP— Anders Åslund (@anders_aslund) October 3, 2022
The corvette for the #Ukrainian Navy "Hetman Ivan Mazepa" was launched in #Turkey.— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 3, 2022
This is the first ship of its kind to be in service with the Ukrainian Navy. The corvette will be adapted to all types of anti-ship missiles. pic.twitter.com/Jp7nXAnQ9m
Apart from pressing south along the Dnipro River, the Ukrainian Army is also advancing from the West, having reached the village of Chkalove.— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) October 3, 2022
The Russian forces are once again under threat of encirclement as the Ukrainians go for another pincer maneuver.
These are the indicative estimates of Russia’s combat losses as of Oct. 3, according to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/zBci68wEU0— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 3, 2022
Approximately half of the mobilized residents of #Khabarovsk region were drafted erroneously, governor Mikhail #Degtyarev stated.— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) October 3, 2022
He claimed that all those wrongly mobilized have now returned home, and that the region's military commissar, Yury Laiko, has been dismissed. pic.twitter.com/upjO3LITVi
Latest Defence Intelligence update on the situation in Ukraine - 2 October 2022— Ministry of Defence ���� (@DefenceHQ) October 2, 2022
Find out more about the UK government's response: https://t.co/UByep7EnYS
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Tonight's campaign assessment from @TheStudyofWar and @criticalthreats focuses on dramatic changes in the #Russian information space following the Russian defeat around #Lyman and in Kharkiv Oblast and amid the failures of Russia’s partial mobilization. https://t.co/F7e3qpdgwN pic.twitter.com/eWDQJxKWAG— ISW (@TheStudyofWar) October 3, 2022
⚡️Governor: Russian attacks damage houses, infrastructure in Sumy Oblast.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) October 3, 2022
Sumy Oblast Governor Dmytro Zhyvytskyi reported on Oct. 2 that Russian forces struck Yunakivka and Khotin communities at least 56 times.