The relevant statement was made by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
Meanwhile, Russian troops launched seven missile strikes and 70 air strikes, and opened fire with multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) 48 times. Casualties among civilians were reported; residential houses and other civil infrastructure were damaged or destroyed.
According to the General Staff, the threat of Russian missile and air strikes is persisting all over Ukraine, as the enemy continues to use the tactics of terror.
Russian invaders are focusing their main efforts on the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka directions. Over the past day, a total of 53 military clashes have occurred there. The Donetsk region’s Bakhmut and Marinka are remaining the epicenter of hostilities.
In the Volyn and Polissia directions, the operational situation remained rather unchanged. No enemy offensive groupings were detected.
In the Siverskyi and Slobozhanskyi directions, Russian troops continue maintaining military presence within the areas bordering with Ukraine. Over the past day, the enemy has launched an air strike near the Kharkiv region’s Nesterne, as well as mortar and artillery strikes on the Chernihiv region’s Halahanivka; the Sumy region’s Holyshivske, Volfyne, Kindrativka, Yunakivka and Uhroidy; the Kharkiv region’s Udy, Kozacha Lopan, Ternova, Hatyshche, Vovchansk, Pletenivka, Pokaliane, Nesterne, Budarky, Zemlianky, Ustynivka and Khatnie.
In the Kupiansk direction, Russian invaders continue attempts to improve their tactical positions. The enemy conducted unsuccessful offensive actions near Masiutivka. Russian occupiers launched air strikes near the Kharkiv region’s Kyslivka and Kotliarivka, as well as artillery and mortar strikes on the Kharkiv region’s Topoli, Fyholivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Masiutivka, Kyslivka, Kotliarivka and Tabaivka, and the Luhansk region’s Stelmakhivka.
In the Lyman direction, Russian troops did not conduct offensive actions. The enemy launched air strikes near Yampil, Bilohorivka, Dibrova and Spirne, as well as artillery strikes on the Luhansk region’s Makiivka, Nevske and Bilohorivka, and the Donetsk region’s Torske, Verkhniokamianske and Spirne.
In the Bakhmut direction, Russian invaders continue conducting offensive actions. The battles for the Donetsk region’s Bakhmut are underway. Over the past day, the enemy has conducted unsuccessful offensive actions towards Bila Hora. Russians launched missile strikes near Sloviansk, Kramatorsk and Druzhkivka, and air strikes near Sloviansk, Druzhkivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Bila Hora and Toretsk. The enemy shelling affected the Donetsk region’s Vasiukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Hryhorivka, Bohdanivka, Bakhmut, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Predtechyne, Stupochky and Bila Hora.
In the Avdiivka direction, Russian troops conducted offensive actions towards Novokalynove, Avdiivka and Sieverne, but had no success. The enemy launched an air strike near Avdiivka, as well as artillery strikes near the Donetsk region’s Novokalynove, Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiivka, Tonenke, Pervomaiske, Karlivka and Nevelske.
In the Marinka direction, Ukraine’s Defense Forces repelled numerous enemy attacks near Marinka. Russian invaders launched air strikes near Krasnohorivka and Marinka, as well as artillery strikes on the Donetsk region’s Hostre, Heorhiivka, Marinka and Pobieda.
In the Shakhtarske direction, Russian troops conducted unsuccessful offensive actions near Novomykhailivka. The enemy launched air strikes near Vuhledar and Prechystivka, and shelled Paraskoviivka, Kostiantynivka, Novomykhailivka, Novoukrainka, Vuhledar and Prechystivka.
In the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions, Russian occupiers continue holding defense. The enemy launched air strikes on the Zaporizhzhia region’s Poltavka and the Kherson region’s Beryslav and Kindiika. Over 40 settlements came under enemy fire, including the Donetsk region’s Vremivka, Novosilka, Zelene Pole and Novopil; the Zaporizhzhia region’s Olhivske, Huliaipole, Bilohiria, Mala Tokmachka and Kamianske; the Dnipropetrovsk region’s Nikopol; the Kherson region’s Zolota Balka, Vesele, Lvove, Antonivka, Dniprovske, Veletenske, and the city of Kherson.
According to the data from the General Staff, Russian invaders continue transforming educational institutions into military health facilities in the temporarily occupied areas. In particular, a secondary school in the Zaporizhzhia region’s Azov and a pre-school educational institution in the Kherson region’s Hladkivka are now serving as field hospitals for Russian occupiers. About 50 Russian soldiers are undergoing treatment there at the moment.
In the past 24 hours, Ukraine’s Air Force has launched 10 strikes on Russian personnel and military equipment units. Additionally, the Ukrainian military destroyed four unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) and seven reconnaissance UAVs.
Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit four enemy personnel and military equipment clusters, one ammunition depot, four artillery units in firing position, one air defense system, and one more important enemy target.
Photo: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine