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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., 7 July 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 07 July 2023 18:43

    Day 499 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    Tonight, the russian occupying forces attacked the territory of Ukraine with Iranian strike drones of the "Shahed" type. Ukrainian Air Defense, fighter aircraft and mobile groups destroyed 12x out of 18x UAVs.

    The enemy launched a missile attack on one of the Zaporizhzhia infrastructure facilities. It also carried out 42x airstrikes, launched about 30x MLRS attacks on Ukrainian cities and Ukrainian Armed Forces. Unfortunately, civilian infrastructure was destroyed and civilians suffered.

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

    The enemy is concentrating its main efforts on the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka axes, heavy battles are ongoing. About 20x combat clashes took place during the day.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes detected. There is no signs of the formation of offensive groupings. Armed Forces of belarus perform tasks at the Ukrainian border.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy forces maintain an enhanced military presence. They carried out an airstrike in the area of Vilshana, Kharkiv Oblast. They shelled with mortars and artillery more than 15x settlements, in particular Popivka, Chernihiv Oblast; Krasnopillya of Sumy Oblast and Okip, Neskuchne, Vovchansk, Budarky and Rublene in Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: the enemy forces tried to assault Novoselyvskyi and Stelmakhivka axes of the Luhansk Oblast. Our soldiers decisively hold their ground, repelling all enemy attacks. Kolodyazne, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Masyutivka, Kupyansk and Kislivka of the Kharkiv Oblast were shelled by artillery and mortars.

    Lyman axis: the enemy forces conducted assaults and tried to knock out our troops from their positions in the northwest of Berestovo, Luhansk Oblast, albeit without success. They carried out airstrikes at Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Spirnyi in the Donetsk Oblast. More than 10x settlements, such as Nevske, Belogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast, and Vesele, Rozdolivka of the Donetsk Oblast, were shelled by artillery fire.

    Bakhmut axis: the adversary carried out airstrikes in the areas of Bohdanivka, Oleksandro-Shultine, Bila Hora, and Severne. More than 15x settlements, including Vasyukivka, Markove, Bogdanivka, Khromov, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Oleksandro-Shultyne and Pivdenne of the Donetsk Oblast, were shelled by enemy artillery.

    Avdiivka axis: the enemy forces with the support of aviation, carried out unsuccessful offensives at Novokalynovo, Avdiivka, and Nevelsky, Donetsk Oblast. russians shelled with artillery more than 15x settlements, in particular, Keramik, Zhelane, Avdiivka, Severne, Karlivka, Pervomaiske and Nevelske of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Maryinka axis: under enemy artillery fire, our defenders repelled all attacks in the vicinities of Maryinka. The enemy launched an airstrike at Krasnohorivka, Donetsk Oblast. russians shelled Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Pobyeda in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Shakhtarsk axis: the enemy forces carried out unsuccessful offensives in the Blagodatne area of the Donetsk Oblast. They carried out an air strike near Velika Novosilka. They shelled more than 15x settlements, including Novomykhailivka, Elizavetivka, Bogoyavlenka, Vugledar, Zolota Niva, and Severne in 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 shelled more than 20x settlements, including Novodarivka, Levadne, Malynyvka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Zaporizhzhia Oblasts; Lvove, Tokarivka, Antonivka, Veletenske, Kizomys of the Kherson Oblast and Kherson. Defense Forces of Ukraine continue offensive operations on the Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, and taking defensive positions, while also inflicting fire damage with artillery on identified enemy targets, and conduct counter-battery battles.

    Against the background of the successful combat operations of the Defense Forces of Ukraine and due to the significant losses of the enemy in manpower, the number of refusals to participate in combat operations increased in the units of the russian occupation forces. For example, in the area of the village of Rozivka in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, about 20 russian soldiers refused to carry out combat missions in forward positions. After that, they were taken into custody and moved to the building of the Roziv district court.

    Ukrainian Air Force conducted 6x strikes on enemy manpower concentrations, 2x anti-aircraft missile systems and 1x enemy’s control post.

    Ukrainian defenders destroyed 2x operational-tactical reconnaissance UAVs.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 1x the control post, 7x artillery units at firing positions and enemy radio-electronic warfare station.

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