Belarus extends mobilization drills on border with Ukraine until July 9

Belarus extends mobilization drills on border with Ukraine until July 9

In the Volyn and Polissya directions, according to available information, the terms of mobilization training in the Belarus army have been extended until July 9, 2022. Having kicked off on June 22, it was initially supposed to be wrapped up on July 1.

That’s according to a war update by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, seen by Ukrinform.

“As part of the above-mentioned measures, summonses are being served through the military commissariats of the Gomel region. In addition, doctors have been notified of a ban on traveling outside the country,” the update reads.

In the Siversky direction, in order to cover the Russian-Ukrainian border in the Bryansk and Kursk regions, the enemy continues to hold up to three battalion tactical groups from the 1st Tank Army, the 20th Combined Arms Army of the Western Military District and units of airborne assault troops. The aggressor carried out artillery attacks on the positions of Ukraine’s Defense Forces in the border areas of Sumy and Chernihiv regions.

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In order to disrupt the system of Ukraine Army’s control and communication, the enemy employs electronic warfare systems near the state border of Ukraine in the territory of Belgorod region.

In the Kharkiv direction, enemy units are focusing their efforts on restraining the actions of Ukrainian troops and preventing their further advance. In order to regain lost ground, the enemy is running assault missions in the direction of Kochubeyivka - Dementiyivka. Their artillery shelled the areas of Zolochiv, Ruska Lozova, Khrestyshche, Peremoha, Dementiivka, Verkhnii Saltiv, Molodova, Stariy Saltiv, Korobochkine, Zamulivka, Velyka Babka, Volobuyivka, and Malinivka, as well as carried out airstrikes near Verkhny Saltiv, Prudyanka, and Mospanove.

In the Sloviansk direction, the enemy is fighting defensive battles. They also stormed Bohorodychne, without success. The areas of Dolyna, Dibrivne, Kurulka, Mazanivka, Bohorodychne, Krasnopillya, Adamivka, Sukha Kamianka, Husarivka, and Krynychne settlements were shelled with artillery.

The enemy is trying to improve the system of logistical support in the specified area.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the areas of Bilohorivka, Mayaky, and Donetsk were shelled with barrel and jet artillery, while in the Lysychansk area, the settlements of Zolotarivka and Verkhnyokamyansk came under enemy fire. The Russians led an offensive in the direction of the latter, with no success, being forced to withdraw.

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In the direction of Bakhmut, mortar, barrel and jet artillery strikes were recorded near Vershyna, Bakhmut, and Spirne. The enemy also carried out airstrikes in the area of ​​Vershyna.

In the Avdiyivka, Kurakhiv, Novopavlivka, and Zaporizhia directions, the occupiers fired artillery of various calibers into the areas of Shumy, New York, Zalizne, Avdiyivka, Krasnohorivka, Novomykhailivka, Maryinka, Pavlivka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, Shevchenko, Novodanylivka, Orihiv, and Zaliznychne settlements. Enemy airstrikes were reported near Novobakhmutivka and Avdiyivka.

In the Pivdenny Buh direction, the enemy is focusing its efforts on holding the occupied positions and preventing the advance of Ukrainian units. The Russians shelled the vicinity of Partyzanske, Kobzartsi, Prybuzke, Tavriyske, Stepova Dolyna, Posad-Pokrovske, Trudolyubivka, Mykolaivka, Potemkyn, and Lupareve.

In the north-western part of the Black Sea, the warship group of the Russian Black Sea fleet continues to perform the task of blocking Ukraine's maritime communications and conducting reconnaissance. The group of two carriers is combat-ready for high-precision missile strikes on targets across the territory of Ukraine.

The Air Force continues to patrol Ukraine’s airspace and deliver strikes to provide fire support to Land Forces’ units in designated operational areas.

Russian occupiers and their henchmen are wary of the resistance of local population, which is growing, particularly in Kherson region. Local leaders of the invasion forces move around the area accompanied by security teams, in armored vehicles, sporting body armor. Local residents continue to put up total resistance.

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