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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., July 1, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 01 July 2023 06:52

    Day 493 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    During the day of June 30, the adversary launched 8 missile, 58 air strikes, more than 50 MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops military and civilian infrastructure in Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts. In particular, a missile strike by an Iskander-K ground-launched cruise missile on a school in Serhiiyvka (Donetsk oblast), killed 2 and wounded 6 civilians, the school was completely destroyed. A family with a child were injured as a result of russian occupants’ shelling of a residential building in Antonivka (Kherson oblast). In total, about 30 civilian residential buildings were damaged. 

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

    The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on Lyman, Bakhmut, and Maryinka axes, the heavy fighting continues. During day of June 30, there were 22 combat engagements.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of the formation of enemy offensive groups were found. 

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary fired mortars and artillery at around than 15 settlements, including Krasni Lozy, Hremyach, Bohdanove (Chernihiv oblast), Volfyne, Kostyantynivka, Basivka (Sumy oblast), Hatyshche, Ohirtseve, and Dvorichanske (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives towards Novoselivske (Luhansk oblast). russian forces launched an air strike in the vicinities of Kyslivka, Kotlyarivka, and Berestove (Kharkiv oblast). Putnykove, Fyholivka, Dvorichna, Masiutivka, Kupyansk, and Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire of the adversary.

    Lyman axis: during the day of June 30, the adversary conducted offensive operations in the vicinity of Serebryanske forestry, to no success. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Spirne, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 10 settlements, including Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Dibrova, Verkhniokamyanske, Rozdolivka, and Berestove (Donetsk oblast), were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of Bohdanivka and Khromove. The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Toretsk and New York (Donetsk oblast). More than 15 settlements, including Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Markove, Ivanivske, Oleksandro-Shultyne, and Ozarianivka (Donetsk oblast), suffered from enemy artillery shelling. 

    Avdiyivka axis: with the aircraft support, the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of Avdiyivka and Pervomaiske. The adversary fired artillery at more than 15 settlements, including Berdychi, Lastochkyne, Stepove, Tonenke, Pervomaiske, Netaylove, and Karlivka (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: Ukrainian defenders repelled all enemy attacks in the vicinity of Maryinka. At the same time, the enemy launched an air strike near the city. The invaders fired artillery at about 10 settlements, including of Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Heorhiivka, and Pobieda (Donetsk oblast).

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy launched air strikes in the vicinities of Blahodatne and Zolota Nyva. The enemy shelled about 15 settlements, including Novomykhailivka, Katerynivka, Yelyzavetivka, Bohoyavlenka, Prechystivka, and Zolota Nyva (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary focuses its main efforts on preventing the advance of Ukrainian troops. The invaders attempted to unsuccessful offensive operations in the vicinity of Rivnopil and suffered losses. russian forces launched an air strike in the vicinity of Antonivka (Kherson oblast). The adversary fired artillery at more than 50 settlements, including Novodarivka, Levadne, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Huliaipilske, Mala Tokmachka, Novodanylivka, Orikhiv, Novoandriivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Dudchany, Antonivka, Kherson, Stepanivka, and Dniprovske  (Kherson oblast). 

    Against the backdrop of successful combat operations by the Ukrainian Defense Forces and due to significant enemy casualties, desertions in the units of the russian occupation forces are increasing. The servicemen are increasingly leaving their combat positions without leave. In particular, about 50 ethnic Dagestani servicemen from the Caspian flotilla refused to participate in hostilities near the settlement of Dorozhnyanka (Zaporizhzhia oblast). They had put the weapons available to the unit out of action. 

    At the same time, the russian occupiers continue to use civilians as human shields. For example, the russian military command is settling its soldiers in private houses inhabited by civilians in the settlement of Topolivka (Kherson oblast). 

    During the day of June 30, Ukrainian Air Force launched 12 air strikes on the concentrations of enemy troops and 1 air strike on the enemy anti-aircraft missile system. 

    During the day of June 30, the Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1 command post, 6 concentrations of enemy troops, weapons and military equipment, 3 ammunition depots, 24 artillery systems at their firing positions, and 1 electronic warfare station of the adversary.

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