The two-hundred-seventy-third (273) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military large-scale invasion continues.
During the day, the Russian occupiers inflicted massive strikes on the objects of the energy infrastructure of Ukraine. According to preliminary information, up to 65 Kh-101 cruise missiles were used, 51 of which were shot down by the Defense Forces of Ukraine. Residential buildings and Combined Heat and Power (CHPs), Thermal Power stations (TPPs) and substations in Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Lviv, and Zaporizhzhia regions were hit. The information is being clarified.
In addition, this night, the enemy launched 2 missile strikes on the Zaporizhzhia lviv and launched 5 MLRS attacks on the positions of our troops.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected.
On the Siversk direction, the enemy shelled the area of the settlement of Kustyne, Sumy region, with rocket salvo systems.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction in the border areas of the Belgorod region, the enemy continues to hold units of his troops for demonstration actions. They are periodically shelling the positions of Ukrainian troops, as well as settlements in the Kharkiv region near the state border of Ukraine.
The enemy is defending in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. Fires from tanks, mortars and barrel artillery, in particular, in the areas of the settlements of Kislivka, Krokhmalne and Berestove in the Kharkiv region and Makiivka and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk region.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. Fired tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery at objects in the areas of Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Zelenopillya, Avdiyivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske settlements.
The enemy is on the defensive in the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions. Areas of about ten settlements were affected by the enemy’s artillery fire.
The occupiers are conducting a positional defense in the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson directions. Barrel and rocket artillery were used to shell the settlements of Maryivka in the Dnipropetrovsk region and Kherson, Tokarivka, Antonivka and Dniprovske in the Kherson region.
The enemy continues to suffer losses. So, over the past few days, more than 30 seriously wounded servicemen from the city’s northwestern outskirts.
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast, the occupiers continue to resettle pro-Ukrainian residents forcibly. So, under the pretext of counter-subversive actions, about 20 local farmers were taken from the settlements of Denezhnykovo and Shtormove in the Luhansk region during the past week.
It has been confirmed that the Defense Forces destroyed the enemy’s manpower and military equipment in the previous days. Thus, in the Luhansk region, an ammunition depot was hit, about 50 invaders were killed, and up to 50 were wounded. In the Zaporizhzhia region, the enemy lost up to 15 people killed and up to 20 wounded.
Today, our aviation made 4 strikes: 3 – on areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment of the enemy and 1 – on the position of an anti-aircraft missile complex. At the same time, soldiers of rocket troops and artillery struck the area of concentration of personnel and anti-tank missiles of the enemy and the position of the air defense system of the occupiers.
Glory to Ukraine!