The current situation at the front line
The two-hundred-eighty-sixth (286) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a Russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The Russian occupiers continue their armed aggression against our country; they do not stop striking civilian infrastructure. They are trying to hold the temporarily captured territories, concentrate their efforts on restraining the actions of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine and carry out engineering equipment of defensive lines and positions in the temporarily captured and occupied territories of Ukraine. In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions, the enemy continues to attack, actively using aviation to support the actions of its ground groups.
Over the past day, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled the attacks of the occupiers in the areas of Verkhnokamianske, Bakhmut, Andriivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Kurdyumivka, Krasnohorivka settlements of the Donetsk region.
The enemy does not stop shelling settlements and the positions of our units along the contact line, conducts aerial reconnaissance. It continues to strike critical infrastructure and civilian homes in violation of International Humanitarian Law, the laws and customs of war.
Over the past day, the enemy launched a massive missile attack on critical and civilian infrastructure of Ukraine. Residential buildings and objects of critical infrastructure in Vinnytsia, Kyiv, Mykolaiv, Odessa, and other region of Ukraine were affected.
The enemy launched 70 Kh-101, Kh-555, Kh-22, Kh-59, Kh-31P, and Caliber missiles on the territory of Ukraine. In total, more than 60 missiles of the invaders were destroyed by air defense units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine.
There is still a threat of the enemy launching missile strikes on the objects of the energy system and critical infrastructure throughout the territory of Ukraine.
Over the past day, the enemy carried out 17 airstrikes and launched 38 MLRS attacks.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation remains without significant changes, no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected.
The republic of Belarus continues to support the Russian Federation's armed aggression against Ukraine, providing territory and airspace for launching missile and air strikes.
In the Siversky direction, the enemy fired mortars and barrel artillery at the settlements of Senkivka, Sosnivka, Chernihiv region, and Homelivske, Manukhivka, Oleksandrivka, Slavhorod, Sumy region.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction, the enemy continues to maintain its troops in the border areas of the Belgorod region. Areas of settlements Volokhivka, Vilkhuvatka, Dvorichna, Krasne, Ohirtseve, Starytsa, Strilecha, Ternove of the Kharkiv region were shelled by tanks, mortars, and barrel artillery.
The enemy is defending in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. Fired from tanks, mortars and barrel artillery in the districts of Berestove, Kislivka, Kotlyarivka, Tabaivka, Pischane, Krokhmalne settlements of Kharkiv region; Novoselivske, Stelmakhivka in Luhansk region and Makiivka, Nevske, Terny in Donetsk region. The enemy used army aircraft for strikes in the area of the Kotlyarivka settlement.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka directions, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive actions, trying to improve its tactical position. 20 settlements, including Bilohorivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Bila Hora, Druzhba, Avdiivka, Pervomaiske, Nevelske, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Novomykhailivka of the Donetsk region, were shelled by tanks and the entire range of artillery. The enemy was struck by combat aircraft in the areas of the settlements of Spirne, Kamianka, and Maryinka.
The enemy is defending in the Novopavlivsk direction. Fired different types of artillery fire in areas of Bohoyavlenka, Vuhledar, and Prechistivka settlements of Donetsk region.
The enemy is conducting defensive operations in the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson directions. It carried out tank and artillery shelling of the areas of more than 16 settlements bordering the contact line, in particular the settlements of Vremivka, Novopil of the Donetsk region, Olhivske, Dorozhnyanka, Zaliznychne, Plavni of the Zaporizhia region; as well as Zolota Balka, Novosilka of the Kherson region and the city of Kherson.
During the past day, the aviation of the Defense Forces of Ukraine carried out 15 strikes on the areas of concentration of personnel, weapons, and military equipment, as well as 5 strikes on the positions of the enemy's anti-aircraft missile systems.
Units of missile forces and artillery of the Defense Forces of Ukraine hit 2 control points, 8 areas of concentration of personnel, and an important enemy object during the day.
We sincerely congratulate all servicemen and employees of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on a professional holiday! Thank you for your sacrificial service and defense of the Motherland!
Glory to Ukraine!