The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said this in its latest update posted on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.
In the Volyn and Polissia directions, the units of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus continue to strengthen the protection of the section of Belarus-Ukraine border in the Brest and Gomel regions.
In the Siverskyi direction, the enemy fired artillery of various calibers on the areas of Senkivka, Hremyach and Pushkari settlements in Chernihiv region and Basivka and Kindrativka in Sumy region, conducted aerial reconnaissance of the border areas using unmanned aerial vehicles.
In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy fired at civilian infrastructure in the areas of Kharkiv, Udy, Prudianka, Ruska Lozova, Cherkaski and Ruski Tyshky, Petrivka, Staryi Saltiv, Ivanivka, Husarivka, Lebyazhe and Korobochkyne. In addition, airstrikes were recorded near Staryi Saltiv, Husarivka, and Mospanove. The invaders maintain a high intensity of reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles.
"The enemy tried to improve the tactical position in the area of Pytomnyk. Our soldiers met the occupiers with dignity - inflicted losses and forced them to flee," the General Staff said.
In the Sloviansk direction, the enemy inflicted fire damage using tanks, barrel artillery and MLRS near Virnopillia, Bohorodychne, Velyka Komyshuvaha, Dovhenke, Krasnopillia, Dolyna and Dibrivne. Enemy airstrike in the area of Zalyman was recorded. In the vicinity of Nova Dmytrivka and Dolyna, the invaders attempted to break through the defenses of the Ukrainian troops, but had no success and retreated.
In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy used barrel and jet artillery to shell Kramatorsk, Verkhniokamianske, Siversk, Hryhorivka, and Kryva Luka districts.
The invaders tried to improve their tactical position near Ivano-Daryivka and Vyimka, carrying out assault operations, but they were repulsed and retreated.
In the Bakhmut direction, shelling of military and civilian infrastructure close to Chasiv Yar, Bakhmut and seven other settlements was recorded. The enemy carried out airstrikes near Yakovlivka, Spirne, Vesela Dolyna, Kodema, Soledar, Bakhmut, Zaitseve and Bakhmutske.
The General Staff noted that the enemy attempted to advance near Yakovlivka, Bakhmut, Vershyna and Zaitseve, carrying out unsuccessful offensive and assault operations. Battles are ongoing in some areas.
In the Avdiivka direction, the invaders shelled the areas of Kurakhove, New York, Maryinka, Krasnohorivka, and Oleksandropil using tanks and rocket artillery. An airstrike was recorded near Maryinka.
In the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy is inflicting fire damage close to Volodymyrivka, Pavlivka, Vuhledar and some other settlements. The enemy launched airstrikes on Novosilka, Pavlivka, Volodymyrivka and Chervone districts.
The invaders' attempts to improve the tactical position in the direction of Pavlivka and Novosilka failed.
In the South Buh direction, the enemy fired at civilian infrastructure near Stepova Dolyna, Parutyne, Prybuzke, and others. Enemy aviation operated near Andriivka, Osokorivka, Bila Krynytsia, and Lozove.
The General Staff informed that the invaders unsuccessfully attempted to advance in the areas of Lozove and Shyroke and retreated with losses.