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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., July 8, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 08 July 2023 06:51

    Day 500 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    Last night, the russian federation launched yet another air strike on Ukraine, using Iranian Shahed combat UAVs. Information on the aftermath of this terrorist attack is currently being updated.

    During the day of July 7, the russian occupation forces also attacked the territory of Ukraine with Iranian Shahed combat UAVs. 12x out of 18x of these drones were destroyed.

    In addition, the enemy launched a missile attack on the territory of one of the infrastructure facilities in Zaporizhzhia. Also, 53x air strikes and about 60x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements were reported. Unfortunately, the attacks caused civilian casualties on top of the destroyed infrastructure.

    The likelihood of missile and air strikes across Ukraine remains high.

    The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka axes. During the day of July 7, there were 36x combat engagements.

    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 launched an air strike in the vicinity of Vilshana (Kharkiv oblast). The adversary fired mortars and artillery at more than 15x settlements, including Popivka (Chernihiv oblast), Krasnopillya (Sumy oblast), Okip, Neskuchne, Vovchansk, Budarky, and Rublene (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the adversary attempted an advance in the vicinities of Novoselivske and Stelmakhivka (Luhansk oblast). The Ukrainian soldiers are standing their ground, all enemy attacks were repelled. Kolodyazne, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Masyutivka, Kupyansk, and Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire of the adversary.

    Lyman axis: during the day of July 7, the adversary conducted assault operations in an attempt to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions in the area northwest of Berestove (Luhansk oblast), to no success. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast) and Spirne (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements, including Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Vesele, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk), were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: under heavy fire from enemy aircraft and artillery, the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled all enemy attacks in the vicinity of settlement of Berkhivka (Donetsk oblast). At the same time, the adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of settlements of Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Bila Hora, Kurdyumivka, and Pivnichne. The enemy fired artillery at more than 20x settlements, including Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Bila Hora, and Dyliivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Avdiivka axis: with the aircraft support, the enemy launched unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Nevelske. At the same time, the adversary fired artillery at more than 15x settlements, including Keramik, Zhelane, Avdiivka, Sjeverne, Karlivka, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: under enemy artillery fire, Ukrainian defenders repelled all attacks in the vicinity of the city of Maryinka. The adversary launched an air strike near Krasnohorivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders fired artillery at the settlements of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast).

    Shakhtarske axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the vicinity of Blahodatne (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched an air strike near Velyka Novosilka, shelled more than 15x settlements, including Novomykhailivka, Yelyzavetivka, Bohoyavlenka, Vuhledar, Zolota Nyva, and Sjeverne (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary focuses its main efforts on preventing further advance of Ukrainian troops. The invaders fired artillery at more than 30x settlements, including Novodarivka, Levadne, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Lvove, 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 for effect, and conducting counter-battery fire.

    During the day of July 7, Ukrainian Air Force launched 7x air strikes on the concentrations of enemy troops, 4x air strikes on the anti-aircraft missile systems, and 1x on a command post of the enemy. Also, the Ukrainian defenders intercepted 2x operational-tactical level reconnaissance UAVs of the enemy.

    During the day of July 7, the Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 2x command posts, 1x ammunition depot, 8x artillery systems at their firing positions, 2x air defense assets, and 2x electronic warfare stations of the adversary.

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