The Russians are trying to improve their tactical position in the Mykolaiv direction, they are conducting an offensive battle in the direction of Vasylka – Blagodatne. At the same time, in the Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bakhmut, Avdiiv and Novopavlovsk directions, the Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled the offensive actions of the occupiers.
About it in summary reports General Staff of the Armed Forces.
It is noted that on the Volyn and Polissky directions the formation of a strike group of the armed forces of the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation on the border of our state was not detected. The threat of the enemy launching missile and air strikes from the territory and airspace of the Republic of Belarus continues to persist.
On the Seversky direction the enemy continues to hold separate units from the Western Military District in the border areas of the Bryansk and Kursk regions in order to constrain the actions of units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine.
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In the Kharkiv direction the enemy concentrates its main efforts on maintaining occupied positions. Fired from barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of settlements of Karasivka, Velyki Prohody, Chernyak, Pischane and Pechenygi.
The enemy carried out airstrikes near Prudyanka and Verkhniy Saltov and conducted aerial reconnaissance near Rusky Tyshki and Zolochiv.
In the Slavic direction the enemy focuses its main efforts on resuming offensive actions. Fired from barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of Asiivka, Husarivka, Chepil, Protopopivka and Dovgenke settlements. Made an airstrike near Zalyman.
The occupiers waged offensive battles in the directions Brazhkivka – Novodmytrivka, Sulygivka – Novodmytrivka, Brazhkivka – Virnopillya and Dovgenka – Kurulka. As a result, our soldiers inflicted losses on the enemy and pushed him back.
On the Donetsk direction the enemy continues offensive actions and concentrates the main efforts on the Bakhmut direction.
On the Kramatorsk direction carried out shelling from barrel and rocket artillery in the areas of Kramatorsk, Rozdolivka, Spirnyi, Zvanivka and Raigorodka. He carried out an airstrike near Ivano-Daryivka. The invaders tried to launch an offensive in the direction of Spirne – Ivano-Daryivka and Mykolaivka – Vyimka, without success.
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In the direction of Bakhmut shelling from tanks, barrel artillery, and multiple rocket launcher systems was recorded near Mayorsk, Veselaya Dolyna, Bakhmut, Kodema, and Bilogorivka. In addition, the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of the last three settlements.
With offensive and assault actions, the occupiers tried to improve the tactical position in the directions of Streapivka – Soledar, Pokrovske – Bakhmutske, Pokrovske – Bakhmut, Vershina – Zaitseve, Vershina – Kodema, Travneve – Zaitseve, Travneve – Kodema, Semihirya – Zaytseve, Hladosove – Kodema, success did not have, received a harsh rebuff.
In the Avdiiv direction the enemy fired from tanks and artillery of various types near Avdiivka, Kurakhovo, Krasnohorivka, Sukhoi Balka, and Nevelsky. Carried out airstrikes near Vodyanyi and Maryinka.
He led unsuccessful offensive battles in the directions Horlivka – Mayorsk, Spartak – Opytne, Donetsk – Pisky, Staromykhailivka – Pervomaiske.
On the Novopavlovsk direction the enemy shelled the areas of Pavlivka, Elizavetivka, Novosilka, Vugledar and Novomykhailivka settlements. Led an offensive battle in the direction of Blagodatne – Zolota Niva, was unsuccessful, withdrew.
In the Zaporozhye direction the enemy is trying to prevent the advance of units of the Defense Forces. Fired tanks, barrel artillery and MLRS in the areas of the settlements of Velikomykhailivka, Shevchenko, Gulyaipilske, Shevchenkivske, Novoandriivka, Novopil, Olhivske, Shcherbaki, Burlatske and Stepove. Enemy aviation operated in the areas of Biloghirya, Zaliznychny, Maly Shcherbaki and Malya Tokmachka.
In the South Buz direction the enemy focuses its main efforts on holding the occupied areas and restraining the actions of the Defense Forces. He is trying to improve the tactical position in the Mykolaiv direction.
He carried out shelling from tanks and artillery of various calibers near Mykolaiv, Ukrainka, Oleksandrivka and fifteen other settlements. Conducted an airstrike near Olgany. Conducts an offensive battle in the direction of Vasylka – Blagodatne.
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