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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., July 20, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 20 July 2023 18:34

    Day 512 of the full-scale russian military aggression continues.

    During the day July 20, the russian occupiers launched a massive air and missile attack on the territory of Ukraine, using 3x Caliber sea-based cruise missiles, 5x Iskander-K land-based cruise missiles, 4x Kh-22 cruise missiles, 7x Onyx cruise missiles and 19x strike UAVs of the "Shahed" type. Ukrainian Air Forces and other air components of the UAF destroyed 2x Caliber cruise missiles, 3x Iskander-K land-based cruise missiles and 13x Shahed-type attack UAVs.

    Moreover, the enemy carried out 40x airstrikes and launched 46x MLRS. As a result of the russian terrorist attacks, unfortunately, there are victims among the civilians, and industrial facilities, houses and other civil and administrative infrastructure were destroyed or 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. About 20x 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.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the enemy forces maintain an enhanced military presence. They shelled with mortars and artillery more than 20x settlements, in particular Leonivka, Chernihiv Oblast; Seredyna-Buda, Volfyne of Sumy Oblast and Udy, Kozacha Lopan, Staritsa, Vovchansk and Budarky of Kharkiv Oblast.

    Kupyansk axis: our soldiers are standing strong on the defensive, successfully repelling enemy attacks southwest of Masyutivka, in the Kharkiv Oblast. Dvorichna, Zapadne, Kamyanka, Krasne Pershe, Kupyansk, Kucherivka, Monachynivka and Topoli of the Kharkiv Oblast were under enemy artillery and mortars fire.

    Lyman axis: Nevske, Bilogorivka of the Luhansk Oblast and Torske, Verkhnyokamianske, Berestov, Kislivka, Rozdolivka of the Donetsk Oblast got under artillery fire.

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

    Avdiivka axis: under heavy fire from the enemy’s aircraft and artillery, our defenders successfully repelled the attacks of russian troops at Nevelske. The enemy carried out an air strike at Avdiivka. The occupiers shelled more than 10x settlements, in particular, Avdiivka, Karlivka and Nevelske of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Maryinka axis: our soldiers continue to hold back the advance of russian troops in the vicinities of Novomykhailivka and Maryinka of the Donetsk Oblast. The enemy shelled more than 10x settlements, including Krasnohorivka, Maryinka, and Georgiivka in Donetsk Oblast.

    Shakhtarsk axis: the enemy forces carried out an air strike at Makarivka and shelled Velika Novosilka, Vugledar, Blagodatne and Odradne of the Donetsk Oblast.

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the enemy is concentrating forces to prevent further advance of our troops. They made unsuccessful attempts to restore lost positions in the north of Priyutny, Zaporizhzhia Oblast. The enemy launched an airstrike at Pyatykhatky of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast. More than 25x settlements, including Novodanilivka, Malynivka, Hulyaipole, Zaliznychne, Biloghirya of Zaporizhzhia Oblast, were shelled by artillery; as well as Poniativka, Chervony Mayak, Antonivka, Zнmivnyk of the Kherson Oblast and Kherson.

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

    Ukrainian Air Force conducted 7x strikes on enemy manpower concentrations.

    Ukrainian Defense Forces destroyed 1x reconnaissance UAV of operational-tactical level.

    Ukrainian missile and artillery units hit 6x artillery units at firing positions and the enemy EW station.

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