Day 498 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.
Last night, the adversary launched yet another missile attack on Ukraine, detailed update information to follow.
During the day of July 5, the russian occupiers launched an attack with 5x Iranian Shahed combat UAVs. 2x kamikaze drones were intercepted by the Ukrainian air defense. Also, the russian occupiers launched 59x air strikes and 65x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements.
The likelihood of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high.
The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka axes, with 38x combat engagements taking place during the day of July 5.
Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were found. Certain units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.
Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary continues to maintain its military presence. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Hrabovske (Sumy oblast), Pletenivka (Kharkiv oblast), and the city of Kharkiv. During the day of July 5, the adversary fired mortars and artillery at more than 35x settlements, including Hirsk, Oleksandrivka, Tymonovychi (Chernihiv oblast), Seredyna-Buda, Stukalivka, Basivka (Sumy oblast), Veterynarne, Kozacha Lopan, Zelene, and Hatyshche (Kharkiv oblast).
Kupyansk axis: the adversary does not abandon its attempts to advance in the vicinity of Novoselivske (Luhansk oblast). The Ukrainian soldiers are standing their ground, all enemy attacks were repelled. The occupiers launched air strikes in the vicinities of Ivanivka and Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast). The adversary fired artillery and mortars at Petro-Ivanivka, Fyholivka, Monachynivka, Husynka, Novomlynsk, and Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast).
Lyman axis: in the course of offensive actions, the adversary, attempted to dislodge our troops in the vicinity of Novojehorivka (Luhansk oblast), to no success. russian forces launched an air strike in the vicinity of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast). More than 10x settlements, including Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Verkhnokamyanske, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast), were shelled with artillery.
Bakhmut axis: the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled adversary attacks in the areas south of Berkhivka and Bohdanivka (Donetsk oblast). At the same time, Ukrainian forces continue to conduct offensive operations south and north of the city of Bakhmut, consolidating their positions. The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Bohdanivka and Toretsk. The enemy fired artillery at more than 10x settlements, including Vasyukivka, Markove, Khromove, Oleksandro-Shultyne, and Pivnichne (Donetsk oblast).
Avdiivka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the vicinity of the city of Avdiivka. At the same time, the adversary launched air strikes the vicinities of Avdiivka and Nevelske. The invaders fired artillery at more than 5x settlements, including Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Nevelske, and Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast).
Maryinka axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled all enemy attacks in the vicinity of the city of Maryinka. The adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Krasnohorivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders shelled more than 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Hanivka, Maryinka, and Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast).
Shakhtarske axis: the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Zolota Nyva, Odradne, Makarivka, and Rivnopil (Donetsk oblast). The occupiers shelled more than 15x settlements, including Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar Novoukrainka, and Prechystivka (Donetsk oblast).
Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary focuses its main efforts on preventing the advance of Ukrainian troops. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Havrylivka, Novodarivka, Zmiivka, and Antonivka (Kherson oblast). The invaders fired artillery at more than 40x settlements, including Levadne, Olhivske, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Bilohirya (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Tokarivka, Antonivka, Veletenske, Kizomys (Kherson oblast), and the city of Kherson. At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct offensive operations on Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, consolidating their positions, firing artillery on the identified enemy targets, and conducting counter-battery fire.
During the day of July 5, Ukrainian Air Force launched 13x air strikes on the concentrations of troops of the occupiers and destroyed 1x anti-aircraft missile system of the enemy.
During the day of July 5, the Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x concentration of troops, weapons, and military equipment, 4x command posts, 1x ammunition depot, 8x artillery systems at their firing positions, 2x air defence assets, 1x radar station, and 4x electronic warfare stations of the adversary.
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