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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., July 18, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 18 July 2023 19:05

    Day 510 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    According to detailed information, during the day, the russian occupiers launched a missile-air strike on the territory of Ukraine, using 6 Kalibr cruise missiles and 35 Iranian Shahed-136 attack UAVs.

    The forces and means of the Air Force destroyed 6 Kalibr cruise missiles and 31 enemy attack UAVs of the "Shakhed-136" type.

    In addition, the enemy carried out 70 airstrikes and fired 53 rocket salvo fire systems at the positions of our troops and populated areas. As a result of the russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are dead and wounded among the civilian population, and industrial facilities, residential buildings and other civil infrastructure were destroyed.

    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. About 18x combat clashes took place during the day.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes detected. There are no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groupings. Armed Forces of belarus continue to perform tasks in the Ukrainian border.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy forces maintain an enhanced military presence. They shelled with mortars and artillery more than 20x settlements, such as Seredyna-Buda, Iskryskivshchyna, Stepne of the Sumy Oblast and Hlyboke, Vovchanski Khutory, Volokhivka of the Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: our soldiers are holding their ground. The enemy carried out an airstrike at Kislivka, and Novomlynsk, Dvorichna, Zapadne, Petropavlivka, Golubivka, and Kupyansk of the Kharkiv Oblast were shelled by artillery and mortars.

    Lyman axis: the enemy forces launched airstrikes at Bilogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Spirny and Siversk, Donetsk Oblast. Nevske, Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Torske, Verkhnyokamianske, Berestov, and Rozdolivka in the Donetsk Oblast were shelled by artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: despite heavy fire from the enemy aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled enemy attacks near Bohdanivka of the Donetsk Oblast. The adversary carried out airstrikes near Kurdyumivka, Ozaryanivka, Druzhba, Bila Hora and Oleksandro-Shultyny in the Donetsk Oblast. More than 10x settlements, including Vasyukivka, Bohdanivka, Ivanivske, Klishchiivka, Chasiv Yar, and Markov in the Donetsk Oblast, were shelled by enemy artillery.

    Avdiivka axis: the enemy launched an air strike at Avdiivka. russians shelled with artillery more than 10x settlements, including Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, Orlivka, and Berdychi of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Maryinka axis: Defense Forces continue to hold back the advance of russian troops in the Maryinka and Krasnohorivka areas of the Donetsk Oblast. The enemy shelled more than 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, Georgiivka, and Maksimilianivka.

    Shakhtarsk axis: in the areas of Rivnopil of the Donetsk Oblast and Novodarivka of the Zaporizhia Oblast, the enemy forces made unsuccessful attempts to restore lost positions. They carried out airstrikes in the areas of Velika Novosilka, Makarivka, and Rivnopil of the Donetsk Oblast. russians shelled more than 10x settlements, including Vugledar, Storozheve and Blagodatne in the Donetsk Oblast.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy is concentrating forces to prevent further advance of our troops. They carried out an airstrike at Malaya Tokmachka, Novodanilivka, Orikhiv and Pyatikhatky of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. They shelled more than 20x settlements, including Vilne Pole, Vremivka of the Donetsk Oblast; Zaliznychne, Lobkovo, Kamianske of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast; Synelnikovo and Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast; Burgunka, Sadov, Berehove, Rozlyv of the Kherson Oblast and Kherson, as well as Ochakiv in the Mykolaiv Oblast.

    Defense Forces of Ukraine continue to conduct offensive operations on the Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, are equipping captured positions, shell with artillery identified enemy targets, and carry out counter-battery measures.

    russian occupying forces continue turning civilian infrastructure to serve their own needs. In particular, in Lysychansk, Luhansk Oblast, the enemy equipped the former city polyclinic to accommodate the personnel and command of the Akhmat unit.

    In the settlements of Yalta, Yuryivka, and Urzuf of the Donetsk Oblast, the territory of the "Chervona Gvozdika", "Kosmos" and "Prybiy" recreation bases has been completely converted into military bases with fortification structures (dungeons) for the accommodation of personnel of the russian occupation forces.

    Ukrainian Air Force conducted 11x strikes on manpower, weapons and equipment concentrations, 3x – on the enemy anti-air defense systems.

    Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed 2x operational-tactical reconnaissance UAVs.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 1x enemy control post, 8x artillery units at firing positions, 2x ammunition depots and 3x enemy electronic warfare stations.

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