Day 504 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.
During the day July 12, russian occupiers attacked Ukraine with Iranian-made strike drones of the "Shahed" type. A total of 15x kamikaze drones were used. As a result of the successful combat work of Air Defense of Ukraine, fighter jets and mobile fire groups of the Air Force and other components Armed Forces, 11x strike UAVs were destroyed. Also, the enemy carried out 59x airstrikes and launched 40x MLRS attacks at the positions of our troops and populated areas. Unfortunately, there are dead and wounded civilians, including children. Houses and other civilian infrastructure have been damaged.
The threat of missile and air strikes remains high across Ukraine.
The enemy continues to focus its main efforts on the Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Maryinka axes, heavy battles continue. During the day, 22x combat clashes took place.
Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes detected.
Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy forces maintain an enhanced military presence. They shelled with mortars and artillery more than 10x settlements, in particular, Huta-Studenetska of the Chernihiv Oblast; Vyntorivka, Manukhivka of the Sumy Oblast and Vidrodenivske, Izbytske, Zemlyanka of the Kharkiv Oblast.
Kupyansk axis: our soldiers are holding their ground. The enemy launched an airstrike at Kislivka of the Kharkiv Oblast. Figolivka, Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kupyansk, Kislivka of the Kharkiv Oblast were under enemy artillery and mortar fire.
Lyman axis: the enemy forces conducted unsuccessful offensive actions in the Novoselyvskyi area of the Luhansk Oblast. They carried out airstrikes in the areas of Bilogorivka, Luhansk Oblast, and Spirnyi, Vesely, and Rozdolivka, Donetsk Oblast. More than 10x settlements, including Nevske, Bilogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast, and Torske, Spirne, Berestov, and Rozdolivka of the Donetsk Oblast, were shelled by artillery.
Bakhmut axis: russians carried out airstrikes at Stupochka, Oleksandro-Shultyne, Dilyivka of the Donetsk Oblast. More than 15x settlements, including Lyman, Bohdanivka, Khromov, Ivanivske and Toretsk of the Donetsk Oblast, were shelled by artillery.
Avdiivka axis: under heavy fire from the enemy’s aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled attacks by russian troops in the vicinities of Avdiivka. The enemy launched an airstrike at Panteleimonivka of the Donetsk Oblast. At the same time, the enemy fired artillery at more than 15 settlements, including Berdychi, Avdiivka, Vesele, Vodyane, and Zhelane Pershe of the Donetsk Oblast.
Maryinka axis: Defense Forces continue to hold back the advance of russian troops in the vicinities of Maryinka. The occupiers carried out an airstrike at Krasnohorivka. They shelled more than 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Georgiivka, Maksimilianivka, and Katerynivka in the Donetsk Oblast.
Shakhtarsk axis: the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Zolota Nyva, Makarivka, and Rivnopil and shelled the settlements of Novomykhailivka, Vuhledar, Novoukrainka, Prechistivka, Zolota Nyva, and Velika Novosilka of the Donetsk Oblast.
Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy is concentrating forces to prevent further advance of our troops. It shelled more than 20x settlements, including Temyrivka, Novodarivka, Chervone, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Orihiv of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast; Beryslav, Vesele, Antonivka, Bilozerka of the Kherson Oblast and Kherson. Defense Forces of Ukraine continue offensive operations in the Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, carry out counter-battery measures.
In the temporarily occupied Berdyansk of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, as a result of a direct hit on the Duna hotel, during the night, it was confirmed that the bodies of russian troops were transported to the local morgue by trucks.
The enemy intensified counterintelligence measures in the temporarily captured Mariupol of the Donetsk Oblast. Occupiers conduct mass raids on houses and apartments of local residents, check personal documents and mobile devices. This way, the occupiers are trying to intimidate local population and identify those who support the Defense Forces of Ukraine.
Ukrainian Air Force conducted 6x strikes on enemy manpower, weapons and military equipment concentrations and 2x – on anti-air defense systems.
Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 1x control post, 16x artillery units at firing positions, 4x anti-air defense systems and 2x enemy electronic warfare stations.
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