The two hundred seventy-first (271) 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 its efforts on restraining the actions of units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine, and continues to conduct offensive actions in certain directions.
Over the past day, our soldiers repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of Bakhmut, Bilohorivka, Kurdyumivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Pervomaiske, Pidhorodne, Spirne, Stelmakhivka and Yakovlivka settlements of the Donetsk region.
Over the past 24 hours, the enemy has launched 2 missile strikes and more than 60 MLRS attacks. Civil infrastructure objects in the city of Kupyansk, Kharkiv region, were hit by Russian missiles.
In the Volyn, Polissya, and Siverskyi directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction, in the border areas of the Belgorod region, the enemy continues to carry out the task of covering the Russian-Ukrainian border, conducting demonstrations and provocative actions, with designated units. It carried out mortar shelling in the areas of Ambarne, Bochkove, Veterynarne, Ohirtseve, and Starytsa settlements of the Kharkiv region.
In the Kupyansk and Lyman directions, the enemy is defending on previously occupied lines. Artillery shelling was recorded, particularly in the Krokhmalne and Tabaivka settlements of the Kharkiv oblast; Makiivka, Nevske, Novoselivske, Ploshanka and Stelmakhivka in the Luhansk region and Berestove in the Donetsk region.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. Conducts shelling from tanks, mortars, barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of Andriivka, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Bilohorivka, Verkhnyokamyanske, Vesele, Klishchiivka, Kurdyumivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Novomykhailivka, Ozaryanivka, Opytne, Pervomaiske, Rozdolivka, Soledar, Spirne and Yakovlivka in the Donetsk oblast.
The enemy is defending in the Novopavlivsk and Zaporizhzhia directions. The areas of Bohoyavlenka, Vremivka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva and Prechystivka settlements of the Donetsk oblast were affected by the enemy’s artillery fire; Dorozhnyanka, Zaliznychne, Malynivka, Orihiv, Stepove, and Charivne in the Zaporizhzhia oblast and the city of Nikopol in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
In the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson directions, the enemy is conducting positional defense, improving fortification equipment, and logistical support of advanced units. To confirm the positions of our troops and adjust artillery fire, UAVs are used to conduct aerial reconnaissance. The enemy fired from barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of the settlements of Vesele, Vysuntsi, Klapai, and the city of Kherson.
In the Lyubymivka settlement of the temporarily occupied territory of the Kherson region, the occupiers, under the guise of searching for sabotage and intelligence groups, illegally break into private houses and loot the property of local residents.
It has been confirmed that a column of Russian occupation forces was hit in the area of the Syroyine settlement of the Luhansk region. Information on enemy losses is being clarified.
Forced resettlement of local residents continues in the temporarily occupied territories of the Luhansk region. In particular, residents of Bilovodsk were forcibly relocated to Luhansk.
During the current day, the aviation of the Defence Forces struck the enemy 6 times: 3 on the areas where the occupiers are concentrated and 3 on the positions of enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems.
During the current day, units of missile forces and artillery of the Defence Forces hit 2 control points, an ammunition depot, 5 areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment and 2 other important enemy objects.