The two hundred-twenty-second (222) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
The enemy continues to focus its efforts on attempts to occupy the Donetsk oblast, hold the captured territories, as well as disrupt the active actions of the Defence Forces in certain directions.
The enemy is shelling the positions of our troops along the contact line, conducting aerial reconnaissance. Attacks civilian infrastructure and civilian homes, violating international humanitarian law, laws and customs of war.
There remains the threat of the enemy launching air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine.
Over the past day, the occupiers have launched 11 missile and 10 air strikes, carried out more than 65 MLRS shellings.
More than 35 settlements were affected by enemy strikes. Among them are Ridkodub, Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Bilohorivka, Bakhmut, Netaylovye, Vodyane, Maryinka, Vremivka, Kryvyi Rih, Zaporizhzhya, Zaliznychne, and Mykolayiv.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation remains without significant changes.
In other directions, the enemy fired from tanks and artillery of various types:
in the Siverskyi direction – in the areas of Ukrainske settlements of Chernihiv oblast and Basivka, Pysarivka and Kyyanytsia of Sumy oblast;
in the Kramatorsk direction – in the areas of Novosadove, Terny, Yampil, Siversk, Verkhnokamianske and Spirne settlements;
in the Bakhmut direction – in the areas of the settlements of Fedorivka, Rozdolivka, Vesele, Bilohorivka, Yakovlivka, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Odradivka, Zaitseve, Toretsk, Mayorsk, Nelipivka and Yuryivka;
in the Avdiyivka oblast – Avdiyivka, Pervomaiske, Vodyane, Karlivka, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and Novomykhailivka.
In the Novopavlivskyi and Zaporizhzhya directions, the enemy shelled the areas of Vremivka, Velyka Novosilka, Neskuchne, Novoukrainka, Prechystivka, Vuhledar, Pavlivka, Mykilske, Rivnopillia, Olhivske, Zaliznychne, and Mala Tokmachka settlements with mortars, tanks, and rocket artillery.
More than 45 settlements along the contact line were shelled in the South Buh direction.
According to the updated information, it was confirmed that enemy personnel and military equipment were damaged in the Zaporizhzhya region in the previous days.
This is one personnel concentration area, three warehouses with ammunition, more than twenty pieces of weapons and military equipment, one S-300 anti-aircraft missile complex.
In total, more than two hundred and fifty occupiers were injured. Information about liquidated ones is being clarified.
Over the past day, units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine repelled enemy attacks in the areas of Zaitseve, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Odradivka, Vyimka, Spirne, Nevelske and Pervomaiske settlements.
Aviation of the Defense Forces carried out seven strikes during the past 24 hours.
It was confirmed that the command post, five locations of weapons and military equipment, as well as the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile complex were hit. In addition, our air defense units shot down one Ka-52 helicopter, one Su-25 attack aircraft and eight unmanned aerial vehicles.
Over the past day, missile forces and artillery, in particular, hit two command posts, fourteen areas of concentration of manpower, weapons and military equipment, three warehouses with ammunition and fuel and oil, as well as eight other important enemy facilities.