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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., July 4, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 04 July 2023 19:01

    Day 496 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues. 

    During the day July 2, the enemy launched a missile attack on civilians at Pervomaisky city, Kharkiv Oblast. russians carried out 35 airstrikes and launched about 50 MLRS attacks on Ukrainian cities and Ukrainian Armed Forces. As a result of the russian terrorist attacks, civilians were injured, houses, commercial and administrative buildings, as well as cars were damaged.

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

    The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiyivka, and Maryinka axes, heavy battles are raging on. 30 combat clashes took place during the day.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes detected. There are no signs of the formation of offensive groupings.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy forces during the last day made unsuccessful attempts to penetrate with sabotage group across the state border of Ukraine, but suffered losses and retreated. To cover the retreat, the sabotage group used barrel and rocket artillery. Mortars and artillery shelled more than 15 settlements. These are Karpovychi, Mykhalchyna Sloboda, Chernihiv Oblast; Seredyna-Buda, Vovkivka of the Sumy Oblast and Odnorobivka, Udy, Vovchansk, Okhrimivka, Zemlianka of the Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: the enemy tried to advance south of Novoselivsk, Luhansk Oblast. Ukrainian Armed Forces stand firmly, repelling all enemy attacks. Odradne, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kupyansk, Masyutivka, Kislivka of the Kharkiv Oblast were shelled by artillery and mortars.

    Lyman axis: with the support of aviation, the enemy made attempts to knock out our troops from their positions west of Novovodyanyi and south of Dibrova, Luhansk Oblast, albeit without success. More than 10 settlements, in particular, Nevske, Bilogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Verkhniokamianske, Berestov, Vesele, Rozdolivka of the Donetsk Oblast, were shelled by artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: under heavy fire from the enemy's aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled enemy attacks near Bohdanivka, Donetsk Oblast. Ukrainian forces continue to carry out offensive operations south and north of the city of Bakhmut, while equipping positions at the achieved boundaries. More than 15 settlements were damaged by artillery. Among them are Vasyukivka, Markove, Bohdanivka, Khromove, Ivanivske, Chasiv Yar, Klishchiyivka, Oleksandro-Shultyne, and Northern Donetsk Oblast.

    Avdiyivka axis: the Defense Forces continue to deter the advance of russian troops in the Avdiyivka area of the Donetsk Oblast. At the same time, the enemy shelled more than 10 settlements, in particular, Ocheretine, Berdychi, Stepove, Avdiyivka, Tonenka and Pervomaiske of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Maryinka axis: despite enemy artillery fire, our defenders repelled all enemy attacks in the vicinities of Maryinka. The enemy shelled more than 10 settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Georgiyivka, Hostre, Maryinka, and Pobyeda of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Shakhtarsk axis:  russians launched an airstrike at the Vugledar area of the Donetsk Oblast. They shelled more than 15 settlements, including Novomykhailivka, Vugledar, Novoukrainka, Prechistivka, Makarivka, and Zelene Pole of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: russian forces are on the defensive, and concentrate their main efforts on preventing the advance of Ukrainian troops. They carried out an airstrike at the Rivnopil area of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. russians shelled more than 30 settlements, including Levadne, Olhivske, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Biloghirya of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Zmiyivka, Lviv, Tokarivka, Antonivka, Veletenske, Stanislav of the Kherson Oblast and Kherson.

    The Defense Forces of Ukraine continue conducting offensive operations on the Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, taking defense positions at captured territories, while shelling detected enemy targets, and carrying out counter-battery countermeasures.

    In the temporarily occupied settlement of Maloyanisol of the Donetsk Oblast, the deployment of russian unit was noted. The aggressors continue to violate the norms of international humanitarian law, the laws and customs of war. The occupiers almost constantly drink alcoholic beverages and, in a drunken state, abuse civilians, injure them, and engage in looting.

    Ukrainian Air Force conducted 13 strikes on enemy manpower concentrations, 3 on anti-aircraft missile systems, and 1 on the enemy control point.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit the area of manpower, weapons and military equipment concentration, 3 ammunition warehouses, 18 artillery units at firing positions, 3 anti-aircraft defense equipment and 2 radio electronic warfare stations of the enemy.

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