In several directions, the enemy tried to break through the defenses, the epicenter of the fighting is Bakhmut, – General Staff
The Russian invaders continue to conduct offensive operations in the Limansky, Bakhmutsky, Avdeevsky, Maryinsky and Shakhtyorsky directions. Bakhmut remains the epicenter of hostilities.
Having no desired result on the battlefield, the invaders use terror tactics against the civilian population. They carry out shelling of cities and villages, as well as critical infrastructure facilities, disregarding the norms of International Humanitarian Law.
During the day, the enemy launched 5 missile strikes, 4 of them – on civilian infrastructure in Zaporozhye. Also, the invaders launched 12 air strikes and carried out more than 20 attacks from multiple launch rocket systems. The reliability of enemy missile strikes throughout Ukraine remains high.
What happened in different directions
In the Volynsky, Polessky, Seversky and Slobozhansky directions, the operational situation has become. The occupiers maintain a military presence in the border areas, but the formation of offensive groups is not recorded.
At the training grounds of the Belarusian training grounds, units of the territorial troops of the armed forces of the Russian Federation are being trained. During the day, the Russians shelled the areas of settlements:
- Aleksandrovka, Chernihiv region;
- Kharkovka and Starikovo, Sumy region;
- Krasnaya Zarya, Veterinary, Strelka, Staritsa, Volchansk and Big Burluk in the Kharkiv region.
In the Kupyansky and Limansky directions, the invaders continue their attempts to break through the defenses of the Ukrainian troops. During the day, they carried out unsuccessful offensive operations in the areas of the settlements of Dibrova, Verkhnekamennoye and Controversial. The invaders also carried out artillery shelling of the areas of settlements:
- Putnikovo, Krasnoe Pervoi, Dvuhletnoe, Gryanikovka, Kupyansk, Starch and Berestovoye of the Kharkiv region;
- Novoselovskoe, Nevskoe and Belogorovka of the Lugansk region,
- Disputed and Fedorovka in the Donetsk region
The Armed Forces of Ukraine repulse enemy attacks / Photo by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy does not stop trying to capture Bakhmut. Our defenders repelled the attacks of the Russians in the areas of the settlements of Orekhovo-Vasilovka, Grigorovka and in the northern part of Bakhmut. Enemy shelling was subjected, in particular:
- Hours Yar,
- Northern Donetsk region.
On the Avdeevsky, Maryinsky and Mining directions, the invaders carried out useless offensive actions in the areas of the settlements of Kamenka, Severnoye, Pervomayskoye and Maryinka. Enemy attacks were subjected to:
- Velyka Novoselka, Donetsk region.
The enemy is on the defensive in the Zaporozhye and Kherson directions . Attacks were made, in particular:
- Olgovskoe, Krasnoe, Gulyaipole, Malaya Tokmachka, Novodanilovka, Novoandreevka and Kamenskoe Zaporozhye region,
Our defenders hold back the invasion of Russian invaders / Photo by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Ukrainians in the Luhansk region are forced to take Russian citizenship
The Russian invaders continue to use civilian institutions in the temporarily occupied territory of the Zaporozhye region for their own needs. In particular, the building of a school in one of the settlements of the Pologovsky district is used as a field hospital with 50 beds. Thus, the invaders are trying to shorten the time for the return of personnel to service among the sanitary losses.
In turn, in Rubizhne, Luhansk region, the occupying authorities are forcing Ukrainians to obtain Russian citizenship. Ukrainian passports have not yet been taken away from people, but for employment it is necessary to have a Russian passport.
During the day, the Aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine inflicted 6 strikes on the areas where the invaders were concentrated. Also on this day:
- our defenders shot down an enemy UAV “Shahid-136Ts,
- and units of missile troops and artillery hit 7 areas of concentration of enemy personnel and military equipment per day.
The defense forces inflict crushing losses on Russia / Photo by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine