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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., July 19, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 19 July 2023 18:50

    Day 511 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    The russian federation continues to kill civilians of Ukraine, ignores the laws and customs of war, uses terror tactics, carries out strikes, and shells both military and civilian targets.

    During the day July 19, the russian occupiers launched another massive air and missile attack at Ukraine, using 16x Caliber sea-based cruise missiles, 8x Kh-22 cruise missiles, 6x Onyx cruise missiles, 1x Kh-59 guided air missile and 32x strike UAVs of the "Shahed" type.

    Due to successful actions of the Ukrainian Air Force and other components of the Defense Forces of Ukraine destroyed 13x Caliber cruise missiles, 1x Kh-59 guided air missile and 23x Shahed-type attack UAVs. Moreover, the enemy carried out 66x airstrikes and launched about 30x MLRS attacks.

    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 19x 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 at 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, in particular, Girsk, Yeline, Leonivka, Chernihiv Oblast; Seredyna-Buda, Bachivsk of Sumy Oblast and Uda, Kozacha Lopan, Strelecha, Vovchansk, Mala Vovcha, Budarky of Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: our soldiers are firmly holding the defense. The enemy launched an air strike at Kislivka. Dvorichna, Zapadne, Sinkivka, Kislivka, Berestov in Kharkiv Oblast were shelled by artillery and mortars.

    Lyman axis: the enemy carried out airstrikes in the areas of Bilogorivka, Luhansk Oblast, and Serebryanka, Donetsk Oblast. The settlements of Nevske, Bilogorivka in the Luhansk Oblast and Torske, Verkhnyokamianske, Berestov, and Rozdolivka in the Donetsk Oblast were shelled by artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: under heavy enemy artillery fire, our defenders successfully repelled enemy attacks in the Bohdanivka area of the Donetsk Oblast. More than 10x settlements, including Vasyukivka, Markove, Bogdanivka, Chasiv Yar, Ivanivske, Stupochki, Oleksandro-Shultine of the Donetsk Oblast, were shelled by enemy artillery.

    Avdiivka axis: despite heavy fire from the enemy aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled the attacks of russian troops at Nevelsky. The enemy launched missile and air strikes in the vicinities of Avdiivka. Artillery bombarded more than 10X settlements, such as Lastochkina, Avdiivka, Karlivka and Nevelske of the Donetsk Oblast.

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

    Shakhtarsk axis: the enemy shelled more than 10x settlements, in particular, Paraskoviivka, Novomykhailivka, Vugledar and Blagodatne of the Donetsk Oblast got under fire.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy is concentrating forces to prevent further advance of our troops. They made unsuccessful attempts to restore his lost position in the area north of Priyutny, Zaporizhzhia Oblast. More than 20x settlements, including Novodarivka, Olgivske, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Biloghirya, Lobkovo of the Zaporizhia Oblast; Dudchany, Kozatske, Lvove, Ivanivka, Antonivka, Berehove, Kizomys of the Kherson Oblast and Kherson, were shelled by artillery.

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

    russians continue to turn the civil infrastructure of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine for their own needs. For example, in the cultural center in Kalanchatka council of the Kherson Oblast, the occupiers set up a military hospital, where more than 50 russian invaders are currently being treated for injuries of varying degrees and undergoing rehabilitation.

    Ukrainian Air Force conducted 5x strikes on manpower concentrations.

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

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 3x manpower, weapons and military equipment concentrations, 9x artillery units at firing positions, 2x air defense systems and the enemy EW station.

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