The two hundred-twenty-sixth (226) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The enemy is trying to hold the temporarily captured territories, concentrates efforts on attempts to disrupt the active actions of the Defence Forces in certain directions, does not stop conducting offensive actions in the Bakhmut and Avdiyivka directions. Performs regrouping of troops in the South Buh direction.
The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the contact line, carrying out engineering equipment of defensive positions and lines in separate directions and conducting aerial reconnaissance. Strikes civilian infrastructure and civilian homes, violating international humanitarian law, laws and customs of war.
There remains the threat of air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine. Thus, during the past day, the occupiers launched 8 rocket and 15 air strikes, carried out more than 70 MLRS attacks. Three X-22 cruise missiles of the enemy did not reach their targets.
Objects and civilian population of more than 25 settlements were damaged by enemy fire. Among others – Novomykhailivka, Zaliznychne, Spirne, Davydiv Brid, Blahodativka and Myrne. The strikes on Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv and Nikopol were carried out solely with the aim of destroying civilian homes and critical infrastructure of the cities.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.
The enemy fired in other directions:
in the Siversky direction – from barrel artillery, in the areas of Boyaro-Lezhachi, Mezenivka and Ryzhivka settlements of the Sumy oblast;
in the Slobozhansk direction – from tanks, mortars and rocket artillery, in the areas of the settlements of Dvorichne, Zarubivka, Vovchansk, Hatyshche;
in the Kramatorsk direction – from artillery of various types, in the areas of the settlements of Spirne, Bilohorivka, Verkhnokamianske, Serebryanka and Rozdolivka;
in the direction of Bakhmut, the enemy attacked the areas of Soledar, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Kurdyumivka, Opytne, Zaitseve and New York settlements;
in the Avdiyivka direction, Maryinka, Shakhtarsky, Vodyanyi and Novomykhailivka districts were shelled from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery.
On the Novopavlivskyi and Zaporizhzhya directions, the infrastructure in the areas of Novoukrayinka, Novodanilivka, Chervone, Novosilka, Poltavka and Mali Shcherbaki was damaged by enemy shelling.
In the South Buh direction, more than twenty-five settlements along the entire line of contact were hit by fire.
Over the past day, units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine repelled attacks by russian invaders in the areas of the settlements of Vyimka, Krasne, Bakhmut, Mayorsk, Vesele, Pobyeda, Nevelske, Kamianka and Ternovy Pody.
According to available information, reinforcements of five hundred demobilized criminals have arrived to reinforce the russian army fighting in the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region. Officers from among former russian law enforcement officers have been appointed commanders of the newly arrived units. The command of the russian troops issued an order to confiscate mobile phones from all arriving mobilized personnel.
Aviation of the Defence Forces carried out 23 strikes during the past 24 hours. It has been confirmed that a stronghold, 15 areas of concentration of weapons and military equipment, as well as 7 anti-aircraft missile systems of the enemy have been hit. In addition, our air defence units shot down more than 20 enemy UAVs in various directions. Among them – 5 Orlan-10, 15 Shahed-136 and 1 Mohajer-6.
Over the past day, missile forces and artillery hit 5 areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, 5 air defence positions, 2 artillery pieces, an ammunition warehouse and a crossing.
We work for victory! We believe in the Armed Forces! Glory to Ukraine!