The two hundred seventy-third (273) day of the heroic resistance of the Ukrainian people to a russian military large-scale invasion continues.
During the day, the russian occupiers inflicted a massive strikes on the objects of the energy infrastructure of Ukraine. According to preliminary information, up to 65 Kh-101 cruise missiles were used, 51 of which were shot down by the Defense Forces of Ukraine. Residential buildings and Combined Heat and Power Plants (CHPs), Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) and substations in the city of Kyiv as well as Kyiv, Vinnytsia, Lviv and Zaporizhzhia oblasts were hit. The information is being clarified.
In addition, this night the enemy launched 2 missile strikes on the Zaporizhzhia oblast and launched 5 MLRS attacks on the positions of our troops.
In the Volyn and Polissya directions, the situation has not changed significantly, and no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups have been detected.
In the Siverskyi direction, the enemy shelled the area of the settlement of Kustyne, Sumy oblast, with rocket salvo systems.
In the Slobozhanskyi direction in the border areas of the Belgorod region, the enemy continues to hold units of his troops for demonstration actions. Periodically shelling the positions of our troops, as well as settlements in the Kharkiv oblast near the state border of Ukraine.
The enemy is defending in the Kupyansk and Lyman directions. It fires from tanks, mortars and barrel artillery, in particular, in the areas of the settlements of Kislivka, Krokhmalne and Berestove in the Kharkiv oblast and Makiivka and Bilohorivka in the Luhansk oblast.
In the Bakhmut and Avdiivka areas, the enemy is concentrating its main efforts on conducting offensive operations. The enemy fired from tanks, mortars, barrel and jet artillery at objects in the areas of Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Klishchiivka, Zelenopillya, Avdiyivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske and Nevelske settlements.
The enemy is on the defensive in the Novopavlivka and Zaporizhzhia directions. Areas of about 10 settlements were affected by the enemy's artillery fire.
The occupiers are conducting a positional defense in the Kryvyi Rih and Kherson directions. Barrel and rocket artillery were used to shell the settlements of Maryivka in the Dnipropetrovsk oblast and Kherson, Tokarivka, Antonivka and Dniprovske in the Kherson oblast.
The enemy continues to suffer losses. Thus, over 30 heavily wounded servicemen from the northwestern outskirts of Horlivka have been delivered to hospitals in recent days.
In the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk oblast, the occupiers continue to forcibly resettle pro-Ukrainian residents. So, under the pretext of counter-subversive actions, during the past week, about 20 local farmers were taken from the settlements of Denezhnykovo and Shtormove in the Luhansk oblast.
It has been confirmed that the Defense Forces destroyed the enemy's manpower and military equipment in the previous days. Thus, in the Luhansk oblast, an ammunition depot was hit, about 50 occupants were killed and up to 50 were wounded. In the Zaporizhzhia oblast, the enemy lost up to 15 people killed and up to 20 wounded.
During the current day, our aviation made 4 strikes: 3 - on areas of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment of the enemy and 1 - on the position of an anti-aircraft missile complex. Soldiers of rocket troops and artillery, at the same time, struck the area of concentration of personnel, weapons and military equipment of the enemy as well as the position of the air defense system of the occupiers.
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