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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 a.m., July 24, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 24 July 2023 06:44

    Day 516 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine has begun.

    The russian federation continues to kill civilians in Ukraine, ignoring the laws and customs of war, using terror tactics, striking and shelling both military and civilian targets.

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

    During the day of July 23, russian occupants launched a missile attack on the territory of Ukraine, using 17x cruise missiles and 2x ballistic missiles. The forces and means of air defense of the Air Force of Ukraine intercepted 9x cruise missiles. In addition, the enemy launched 39x air strikes and 49x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the attacks have caused civilian casualties, residences, religious buildings, and other civilian infrastructure were damaged.

    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, heavy fighting continues. During the day of July 23, there were 35x combat engagements.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. 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 Pavlivka and Stepne (Sumy oblast). The russian forces fired mortars and artillery at more than 20x settlements, including Tymonovychi (Chernihiv oblast), Seredyna-Buda, Pokrovka, Uhroidy, Yunakivka (Sumy oblast), Udy, Kozacha Lopan, Budarky, Hatyshche, and Veterynarne (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the Ukrainian troops are standing their ground. The adversary launched an air strike in the vicinity of Kucherivka (Kharkiv oblast). Fyholivka, Berestove, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, and Kyslivka (Kharkiv oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire.

    Lyman axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensive operations in the vicinity of Torske (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched an air strike in the vicinity of Serebryanskyi forest (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Verkhnokamyanske, Spirne, and Rozdolivka (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: under heavy fire from enemy artillery, the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled the attacks in the vicinities of Bohdanivka, Klishchiivka, and northeast of Orikhovo-Vasylivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements, including Bila Hora, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Druzhba, and New York (Donetsk oblast), suffered from enemy artillery shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: under heavy fire from enemy aircraft and artillery, the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled russian troops’ attacks in the vicinities of Avdiivka and Nevelske. At the same time, the enemy fired artillery at more than 10x settlements, including Avdiivka, Karlivka, Sjeverne, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka, and Maryinka. The enemy shelled more than 15x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Oleksandropil, Katerynivka, Maryinka, and Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast).

    Shakhtarske axis: the enemy conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinity of Novomykhailivka and launched air strikes near Blahodatne and Makarivka (Donetsk oblast). The invaders shelled more than 15x settlements, including Zolota Nyva, Prechystivka, Vodyane, Vuhledar, and Blahodatne (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary focuses its main efforts on preventing further advance of Ukrainian troops. The invaders made unsuccessful attempts to regain the lost position in the vicinity of Pryyutne (Zaporizhzhia oblast). The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinities of Mala Tokmachka, Orikhiv, Novodanylivka (Zaporizhzhia oblast), and Antonivka (Kherson oblast). More than 30x settlements were shelled with artillery, including Novodariivka, Hulyaipole, Huliaipilske, Novoandriivka, Stepove (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Illinka, Kamyanske, Nikopol (Dnipropetrovsk oblast), Antonivka, Havrylivka, Novoberyslav, Respublikanets, Kizomys (Kherson oblast), the city of Kherson, Yaselka, and Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast). At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct the offensive operation 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 23, Ukrainian Air Force launched 7x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons and military equipment of the adversary. Also, the Ukrainian defenders intercepted 4x operational-tactical level reconnaissance UAVs of the enemy.

    During the day of July 23, the Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x concentration of manpower, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary, 6x artillery systems at their firing positions, 1x command post, 1x air defense system, and 1x electronic warfare station of the enemy.

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