During the day on June 22, the enemy attacked the Odessa region twice, both missiles were destroyed over the sea by air defense units.
The Operational Command “South” reported this following the results for June 22 regarding the operational situation in the area of responsibility.
As noted, the situation in the Mykolaiv-Kherson direction is tough, but controlled.
“The enemy continues to conduct combat operations in counter-battery tactics at the defense lines. A helicopter attacked our positions, but under our fire, the Ka-52 quickly retreated in response,” the command notes.
According to the report, the enemy carried out three missile attacks on the southern regions during the day.
In addition to the Odessa region, a massive missile strike from 7 Onyx-type missiles took place on Mykolaiv. The industrial and social infrastructure of the city was hit. As a result of hits, fires broke out in several districts of the regional center. Dry grass and containers with sunflower oil burned. Large-scale fire on an area of more than 300 square meters was eliminated. According to updated data, one civilian was killed and two were injured.
In general, during the day, during the performance of fire missions by rocket and artillery units in the operational zone, 20 occupiers were liquidated and also irretrievably disabled: the Msta-S self-propelled howitzer, a 23-mm anti-aircraft gun, a tractor, 4 vehicles. In addition, 2 enemy ammunition depots in the Kherson region were liquidated.
“The final enemy losses are being reconnoitered,” the message says.
The command also informs that the ship grouping of the enemy fleet now consists of 5 missiles and 3 large landing ships.
“The intensification of the storm forced a certain castling of forces, but this does not change the essence of the task and the strength of the threat. It also increases the likelihood of uncontrolled movement of sea mines, in particular, in the direction of the coast,” the OC “South” notes.