Operational information on 29.07.2022

The one hundred fifty-sixth (156) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military invasion continues.

On July 28, a powerful explosion occurred in the Donetsk region’s temporarily occupied territory, in the former correctional colony No. 120 in the city of Olenivka, which is currently used as a place of detention for Ukrainian prisoners of war. As a result of the explosion, the premises where the captured Ukrainians were located was destroyed. Many Ukrainians were killed and wounded – the number is being specified.
The explosions took place on the territory of the industrial zone, in a newly built building that was supposed to be specially equipped to hold prisoners taken out of Azovstal. The equipment of the building was finished 2 days ago, after which part of the detained Ukrainian Defenders were transferred to it.

We emphasize that the explosions in Olenivka, which led to the death of the Ukrainian Defenders, are a deliberate provocation and an undeniable act of terrorism by the occupying forces. According to the information of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, it was carried out by mercenaries from the Wagner” (League) PMC under the personal command of the nominal owner of the specified private military company – Yevhen Prigozhin. The organization and execution of the terrorist attack were not coordinated with the leadership of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian federation.

The main purpose of the terrorist attack was to hide the facts of total embezzlement of funds allocated for the maintenance of Ukrainian prisoners of war. It is known that on August 1, a commission from Moscow was supposed to arrive at the “object” to check the expenditure of allocated funds and the conditions of detention of prisoners.

Regarding the general situation. On the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation has not changed significantly. There were no signs of the creation of offensive groups of the armed forces of the Russian federation and the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus.

In the Siversky direction, the enemy continued to strike infrastructure objects with barrel and rocket artillery in the border areas of Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts. The enemy also carried out aerial reconnaissance by UAVs near the village of Hremyach, Chernihiv region.

In the Kharkiv direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Kharkiv, Rubizhne, Udy, Dementiiivka, Slatyne, Bazaliivka, Peremoha, Mayak, Zamulivka, Lisne, Sosnivka, Svitlychne, Ivanivka, Korobochkyne and other settlements in the Kharkiv direction. It carried out an airstrike by the forces of army aviation near Stary Saltiv.

In the Slovyansk direction, the enemy used barrel, jet artillery and tanks near Dolyna, Bohorodychne, Kurulka, Hrushuvaha, Virnopilla, Sulyhivka and a number of other settlements. Enemy army aviation operated near Husarivka.

In the Shchurivka area, our soldiers discovered and neutralized a reconnaissance group of the occupiers.

In the Kramatorsk direction, the enemy shelled, in particular, the districts of Siversk, Ivano-Daryivka, Kryva Luka, Serebryanka, Hryhorivka, Zvanivka, Spirne, and Viimka. The airstrike was recorded near Serebryanka and Spirne. A reconnaissance group of the occupiers was discovered near Verkhnokamyanske, fire damage was inflicted on them, and the group retreated. The enemy also carried out aerial reconnaissance by UAVs.

In the Bakhmut direction, the enemy shelled military and civilian infrastructure with artillery and tanks in the areas of Shumy, Kodema, Soledar, Bakhmut, Vesela Dolyna, Travneve, Zaitseve, Vershina and other settlements. Airstrikes near Pokrovske, Novoluhanske, Soledar and Vesela Dolyna.

The occupiers again tried to storm the Soledar, Vershyna and Semihirya districts. And again, without success – they suffered losses and left.

In the Avdiyivka direction, the enemy shelled the areas of Pavlivka, Avdiyivka, Vesele, Vuhledar, Vodyane, Velyka Novosilka, Pisky, Novokalynove, Krasnohorivka, Shevchenko and others.

Our soldiers decisively suppressed all offensive and assault actions of the occupiers in the Avdiivka, Kamianka, Krasnohorivka and Pisky areas.

In the Novopavlivsky and Zaporizhzhia directions, the enemy did not conduct active offensive actions, but continued systematic shelling of civilian infrastructure near Vremivka, Olhivske, Novopole and a large number of other settlements.

In the South Bug direction, the enemy’s main efforts are focused on preventing the advance of our troops. The enemy fears and supports the high intensity of UAV reconnaissance.

The enemy shelled civilian and military infrastructure in the areas of Ivanivka, Tokarevo, Karierny, Osokorivka, Blagodatny, Kobzartsi and more than thirty other settlements.

We believe in the Armed Forces of Ukraine!
Glory to Ukraine!

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