Ukraine and the United States will make every effort to ensure the export of Ukrainian grain to Africa, Asia and the rest of the world.
Russian forces have intensified actions in the Kupiansk direction in an effort to draw Ukrainian reserves away from critical areas on the front, but they are unlikely to achieve more than tactically significant gains or make an operationally significant breakthrough there.
As a result of an enemy attack on Odesa at night on July 18, the buildings of the church and the Odesa Hotel at the seaport were damaged.
Ukrainian defenders are consolidating their positions in the areas of Mala Tokmachka - Novopokrovka and Velyka Novosilka - Urozhayne.
On the night of July 18, 2023, the Defense Forces destroyed 38 enemy targets in Ukraine’s airspace.
Yesterday, on July 17, Russian troops fired mortars, cannon and rocket artillery at two border districts of the Kharkiv region.
One civilian was killed and five injured as Russian troops attacked the Zaporizhzhia region’s Orikhiv.
On July 17, 2023, Russian troops attacked the Kherson region 95 times, having fired 517 projectiles.
Syrskyi: Russians concentrate main forces in Kupyansk sector, redeploying reserves to Bakhmut direction
The situation in the eastern part of the front is difficult but under control, says Colonel-General Oleksandr Syrskyi, commander of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Over the past day, July 17, the Russian army killed three residents of the Donetsk region and injured four others.
Ukraine’s air defense forces shot down all six Kalibr missiles with which the Russians attacked Odesa at night. There is damage in the port.
From February 24, 2022 to July 18, 2023, the Armed Forces of Ukraine eliminated about 239,010 Russian military personnel, including 710 soldiers over the past day.
The air defense forces shot down four enemy Shahed-136 kamikaze drones in Mykolayiv region at night.
The United Nations says there are more than 6.3 million Ukrainian refugees in the world.
The enemy focuses its main efforts on Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka, and Maryinka directions – 36 combat engagements took place there over the past day.
Since the beginning of this year, the United Nations and its partners have provided humanitarian aid to five million residents of Ukraine.
According to confirmed data, about 9,300 civilians have been killed and more than 16,300 have been injured since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.
194 children need to be evacuated from the border community of Vovchansk in Kharkiv region due to constant shelling, a decision on mandatory evacuation is being prepared.
17 July 2023
Ukraine’s Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III discussed the current issues of cooperation in the defense sector.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine are advancing in the Tavria direction despite mined territories and the activity of Russian aircraft.
On July 17, the Russian army launched a missile attack on Dnipropetrovsk region, damaging several residential buildings.
The Russian military constantly uses cluster munitions in the war against Ukraine.
Russia has amassed a very powerful force of more than 100,000 troops in the Lyman and Kupiansk sector.
Some 29 combat engagements were recorded in the Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marinka sectors over the past 24 hours, with heavy fighting raging there.
As a result of the Russian shelling of the town of Bilopillia in Sumy region, two people were killed and ten were injured.
The operational situation on the eastern front remains difficult, with Russian invaders actively moving additional forces and means to the area.
The next meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group will take place on Tuesday, July 18.
National Nuclear Energy Generating Company "Energoatom" regularly receives information that the plant is being mined by the Russian military. The situation at the Zaporizhzhia NPP remains difficult.
Commander of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Syrskyi released a video of the battle between the Defense Forces of Ukraine and Russian invaders.