The two hundred and fourteenth day of the Ukrainian nation’s heroic resistance to the Russian military invasion has begun.
The occupiers continue to focus their efforts on attempts to fully occupy the Donetsk region and hold the captured territories, as well as disrupt the active actions of the Defense Forces in certain directions. They fire at the positions of our troops along the contact line, conduct aerial reconnaissance, and try to restore lost positions in certain directions.
The enemy continues to destroy civilian infrastructure and civilian homes. There is a threat of air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine.
Over the past 24 hours, the Russian invaders have launched 7 missiles and 22 air strikes, and fired more than 67 rounds of anti-aircraft missiles at military and civilian targets on the territory of Ukraine, violating the norms of international humanitarian law, the laws, and customs of warfare.
More than 35 settlements were affected by enemy strikes. Among them are Zaporizhzhia, Ochakiv, Mykolaiv, Myrolyubivka, New York, Belogorivka, Krasnohorivka, Pavlivka, and Mayorsk.
The situation in the Volyn and Poliske directions has not changed significantly.
In other directions, the enemy continues shelling from tanks, mortars and barrel artillery, namely:
in the Siversky direction – in the areas of the settlements of Huta-Studenetska of the Chernihiv region and Bachivsk of the Sumy region;
in the Slobozhansk direction – in the areas of the settlements of Strelecha, Guryiv Kozachok, Dvorichne, Kupyansk and Kucherivka;
in the Kramatorsk direction – Sloviansk, Koroviya Yar, Bogorodichne, Yarova and Ozerne;
in the Bakhmut direction – Soledar, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Opytne, Yakovlivka, Nelipovka, Yuryivka, Bilogorivka, Rozdolivka;
in the Avdiyivka direction – Avdiyivka, Vodyane, Maryinka and Paraskoviyvka.
More than 20 settlements came under shelling from tanks, mortars and barrel artillery in the Novopavlovsk and Zaporizhia directions. In particular, Mykilske, Vugledar, Kurdyumivka, Prechistivka, Shevchenko, Biloghirya, Temyrivka, Vremivka and Olhivske.
More than 25 settlements along the contact line were damaged by fire in the South Buzka direction. In order to carry out reconnaissance, adjust fire and launch strikes on civilian infrastructure objects, the enemy made more than 30 sorties of UAVs.
In connection with the partial mobilization announced by the military-political leadership, the Russian command in the temporarily occupied territories is trying to limit the rights of servicemen of the armed forces of the Russian Federation who have signed short-term contracts. In the units of the occupiers in the Zaporizhia region, it was announced that the term of the contract does not matter, and the time of stay in the combat zone from now on depends on the decision of the command. In addition, partial mobilization is called the reason for the delay of vacations and cash payments, which already leads to a significant deterioration of the moral and psychological state in the enemy’s units.
During the day, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Soledar, Vyimka, Kurdyumivka, Zaitseve, Novomykhailivka, and Pervomaiske.
Aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 26 strikes – it was confirmed that 20 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the enemy and 6 positions of anti-aircraft missile systems were hit.
Missile troops and artillery hit, in particular, 5 control points, 13 areas of concentration of enemy manpower and equipment, 3 positions of anti-aircraft missile complexes, 3 systems of missile troops and artillery, among them “Hurricane”, and 2 warehouses with ammunition. Losses are being verified.
We believe in the Armed Forces! Together we will win! Glory to Ukraine!