Missile and artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine hit nine enemy command posts at brigade and battalion level, as well as three groups of enemy personnel and military equipment.
The relevant statement was made by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, reports a correspondent of Ukrinform.
“The enemy continues to concentrate its efforts on attempts to fully occupy the Donetsk region, hold captured territories and disrupt the active actions of Ukrainian forces in certain directions. The enemy continues to shell Ukrainian positions along of the line of contact and tries to take measures to regroup its troops in certain directions; carries out aerial reconnaissance. The threat of airstrikes and missiles persists throughout Ukraine,” the report said.
Russian troops continue to attack civilian homes and civilian infrastructure, in violation of international humanitarian law and the laws and customs of war. Enemy air, missile and artillery strikes damaged infrastructure in more than 33 settlements, including Kharkiv, Lozova, Siversk, Bilohorivka, Mykolaivka, Verkhniokamianske, Soledar, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Vesela Dolyna, Zaitseve, Yurivka, New York, Pervomaiske, Kamianka, Vremivka, Stepove, Mali Shcherbaki, Sukhyi Stavok, Kostromka, Bila Krynytsia and Myrne.
During the past day, the Russian occupiers launched three missile strikes, 33 airstrikes and 58 artillery rocket strikes on military and civilian objects on Ukrainian territory.
In the Volyn and Polissia directions, the situation remained rather unchanged.
In the rest of the directions, Russian troops used tanks, mortars and artillery to open fire on local infrastructure as follows:
in the direction of Siverskyi – near Senkivka from the Chernihiv region and Stepne from the Sumy region;
in the direction of Kharkiv – Basov and Kupiansk;
in the direction of Kramatorsk – Yaremivka, Tetianivka, Raihorodok, Siversk, Bilohorivka, Kryva Luka, Spirne, Verkhniokamianske, Dronivka, Hryhorivka and Zvanivka;
in the direction Bakhmut – Yurivka, New York, Mykolaivka, Mykolaivka Druha, Zaitseve, Soledar, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske and Yakovlivka;
in the direction Avdiivka – Marinka, Krasnohorivka, Pervomaiske and Novomykhailivka;
in the direction Novopavlivka – Velyka Novosilka, Novodonetske and Vremivka;
in the Zaporizhzhia – Novopil, Huliaipole, Zaliznychne, Chervone direction;
in the direction of Southern Bug – Tavriiske, Myrne, Ternovi Pody, Partyzanske, Chervona Dolyna, Bilohirka, Novohrednieve, Bezimenne, Sukhyi Stavok, Bila Krynytsia, Olhyne, Vysokopillia, Kamiane. In addition, the enemy constantly conducts aerial reconnaissance with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
In the Chaplynka district of the Kherson region, Russian occupiers are staying with local residents, evicting owners from their homes in some places.
According to the General Staff, Russian troops daily suffer significant losses in terms of personnel and try to compensate for them in various ways. The military command continues to search for people ready to fight among the prisoners, especially in the penitentiary establishments of the Tula region. Recruiters promise convicts to have their criminal records expunged in exchange for a three-month period of service. For repeat offenders or those convicted of particularly serious offences, the period of service will be six months. However, no contract is signed with those who show interest.
In addition, the so-called “reservists” are recruited from the 3rd Army Corps. Among those already recruited are many drug addicts and alcoholics. Moreover, the forced mobilization in the town of Horlivka shows that there are problems with the numbers of units: the local so-called “military commissars” have been instructed to recruit 6,000 people. Men are wanted and detained in the city, causing massive discontent among local residents.
During the past day, the Ukrainian Defense Forces successfully repelled enemy attacks near Spirne, Maiorsk, Odradivka, Vesela Dolyna, Vodiane, Avdiivka, Bezimenne and Novohryhorivka.
During the day, in order to provide support to the ground forces, Ukrainian Air Force units struck groups of enemy military personnel and equipment 12 times.
In addition, Ukrainian air defense units destroyed two enemy aircraft (Su-25 and Su-24M), one Mi-8 helicopter and one UAV in different directions.
Ukrainian missile and artillery units struck nine enemy command posts at brigade and battalion level, as well as three groups of enemy military personnel and equipment. The enemy’s losses have not yet been verified.
Photo: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine