FRIDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2022, 06:55
Major General Oleg Tsokov, Commander of the 144th Motor Rifle Division of the 20th Combined Arms Army of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, was injured near Svatove under Ukrainian fire.
Source: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, information as of 06:00 on 23 September
Details: The General Staff notes that Tsokov was evacuated from the front on 20 September.
In addition, bodies of 105 Russian military personnel killed in Ukraine were taken to a hospital in Rostov-on-Don (Russia) on 19–20 September; another 200 bodies are set to be taken there in the near future.
Russian forces continue to forcibly mobilise male residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. On 19 September, personnel of the 1st Army Corps detained 10 men in Horlivka (Donetsk Oblast) – overlooking their age and health condition – and forced them to enlist.
Over 18–20 September, representatives of a Russian private military company attempted to recruit prisoners held in the Luhansk detention centre, but were not successful.
Russian occupation authorities in Crimea said that the majority of reservists will be recruited from private security companies with experience of military service. In Sevastopol, some firms have already been instructed to prepare lists of all employees subject to the requirements.
The General Staff also reported that the graduation of the final-year cadets of the Marshal Vasilevsky Air Defence Military Academy of the Russian Armed Forces in Smolensk is set to take place earlier than planned; the graduates will then immediately take up their placements in the Russian army.
The Russian military leadership plans to hold meetings with citizens in the reserve at the Moscow Combined Arms Command School between 26 September to 24 October.
Russian forces carried out four missile strikes, 27 airstrikes and over 75 attacks using multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) on military and civilian targets across the territory of Ukraine over the course of 22 September in violation of international humanitarian law and the laws and customs of war.
Russian attacks damaged infrastructure in more than 45 cities, towns and villages, including Pechenihy, Pryshyb, Yarova, Spirne, Vesele, Bakhmut, Marinka, Krasnohorivka, Kostiantynivka, Neskuchne, Poltavka, Yehorivka, Bezimenne, Kryvyi Rih, Bilohiria, Zaporizhzhia, Bilohirka,…