According to analysts of the institute, Ukrainian defenders continued offensive operations in the Bakhmut area, but on October 2, no confirmed successes were achieved. The Armed Forces reported heavy battles south of Bakhmut in the area of the railway track, along which there is now a line of defense of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, which are trying to maintain defense here from all forces.
The Russian military blogger argued that the Armed Forces continued to advance to the east of the railway near Andreevka (10 km southwest of Bakhmut) and that Ukrainian troops occupy uncertain "favorable" positions in the area. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that the Russian forces repelled Ukrainian attacks near Andreevka. Also despite the attacks, Russian invaders have no progress in the Bakhmut area on October 2.
The General Staff of Ukraine reported that Russian troops unsuccessfully tried to repel lost positions near Andreevka. The analysts of the Institute also report that the defense forces were on offensive in the western border of Donetsk and Eastern Zaporizhzhya regions and slightly advanced on October 2 northwest of Novomayorsky.
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation took offensive actions in the western border of Donetsk and Eastern Zaporizhzhya regions, but did not achieve any confirmed successes on October 2. The Russian military blogger argued that there were unconfirmed reports that the invaders had advanced 100-150 meters east of the harvest. The General Staff of the Armed Forces reported that the Russian invaders were unsuccessfully attacked near Staromayorsky, Equy and Novodarivka.
The Russian source states that Ukrainian troops carry out daily offensive operations northeast of the robot. On October 1, ISW evaluated that Ukrainian troops lost their positions southwest from the robot during Russia's counterattack between September 13 and 30.
However, the Institute has updated the rating on the basis of new video materials published on October 2, and satellite images, which indicate that the Ukrainian forces still hold these positions and keep them from about September 12 to September 17. Russian troops were on offensive in the West of the Zaporozhye region, but did not advance on October 2.