On October 17 to the west and southwest of RIGA, our
forces continued an offensive to secure the following settlements: RIGAS
JURMALA, SLOKA, VALTERI, GATCIEMS, USINAS, SILENIEKI, ZVIGULI, LIELCIEMS,
MURMAJA, and the railroad stations of MELLUZI, ASARI, SLOKA, clearing the enemy
out of the eastern bank of the river LIELUPE between SLOKA and JELGAVA
In North Transylvania, our forces, together with the Romanian
forces, secured over 80 settlements, including the town and railroad station of
ZALEU, important settlements of RUSPOLANA, PETROVA, FELSO-RONA, RONASEK,
BORCANFOLU, SURDOK, ROZAFALVA, BOTIZA, KUPSEN, MEGURENI, PRISLOP, MESTEAKEN,
PUURKEREC, KOZLA, ZIBOU, ORTELEK, MARJINE, MARGITA, KIRALEU, KISLAZ, SIKUENI,
DIOSIG, and the railroad stations of LEORDINA, PETROVA, VISOBISTRA, FELSORONA,
ABRAM, MARGITA, SIKUENI, and DIOSIG.
In Yugoslavia, our forces, together with
units of the People’s Liberation Army of Yugoslavia, entered
Bulgarian forces, fighting the Germans together with the People’s
Liberation Army of Yugoslavia and our forces, took the Yugoslav town of PROKUPLE
and important settlements of BELOLJIN and MEDVEDJA.
and local fighting were reported elsewhere on the front.
On October 16, our
forces destroyed 48 German tanks on all fronts. The Soviet air and air defense
forces downed 73 enemy aircraft.
from "RIA Novosti" archives