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  • Situation update of General Staff of UAF regarding russian invasion as of 6 p.m., July 21, 2023
    Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, posted 21 July 2023 18:52

    Day 513 of the russian full-scale military aggression against Ukraine continues.

    The russian federation continues to wage its war of aggression. Despite the significant losses, russia has not abandoned its plans to fully occupy Ukrainian territory.

    The enemy continues to kill civilians in Ukraine, ignore the laws and customs of war, use terror tactics, as it launches strikes and shells both military and civilian targets.

    During the day of July 21, the russian occupiers launched yet another massive missile and air strike on the territory of Ukraine, using 3x Kalibr sea-launched cruise missiles, 4x Iskander ground-launched cruise missiles, 6x Oniks cruise missiles, 1x Kh-59 cruise missile, and 1x S-300 anti-aircraft guided missile. In addition, the enemy launched 12x air strikes and 29x MLRS attacks at the positions of Ukrainian troops and various settlements. Unfortunately, the russian terrorist attacks killed and wounded civilians, including children; destroyed or damaged grain storage facilities in the south of Ukraine, industrial facilities. More than 70x civilian residences and other infrastructure were destroyed or damaged.

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

    The adversary continues to focus its main efforts on Kupyansk, Lyman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Maryinka axes, heavy fighting continues. During the day of July 21, there were 33x combat engagements.

    Volyn and Polissya axes: no significant changes. No signs of formation of an offensive group. Certain units of the armed forces of the republic of belarus continue their missions in the areas bordering Ukraine.

    Sivershchyna and Slobozhanshchyna axes: the adversary continues to maintain its military presence. The invaders fired mortars and artillery at more than 15x settlements, including Honcharivske (Chernihiv oblast), Stukalivka, Bilovody, Stepne, Morozova Dolyna (Sumy oblast), Veterynarne, Kozacha Lopan, Hoptivka, Vysoka Yaruha, and Vovchansk (Kharkiv oblast).

    Kupyansk axis: the Ukrainian troops are standing their ground. Krasne Pershe, Fyholivka, Novomlynsk, Kupyansk, and Novoosynove (Kharkiv oblast) came under artillery and mortar fire of the adversary.

    Lyman axis: the adversary conducted unsuccessful offensives in the vicinities of settlements of Nadiya, Makiivka, Nevske (Luhansk oblast), Serebryanskyi forest, and Dibrova (Donetsk oblast). The invaders launched air strikes in the vicinities of Serebryanskyi forest, Spirne, and Dibrova (Donetsk oblast). The settlements of Nevske, Bilohorivka (Luhansk oblast), Torske, Verkhnokamyanske, Spirne, and Berestove (Donetsk oblast) were shelled with artillery.

    Bakhmut axis: under heavy fire from enemy artillery, the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled enemy attacks in the vicinity of Hryhorivka (Donetsk oblast). More than 10x settlements, including Vasyukivka, Orikhovo-Vasylivka, Bohdanivka, Kostyantynivka, Markove, Ivanivske, Druzhba, and Pivnichne (Donetsk oblast), suffered from enemy artillery shelling.

    Avdiivka axis: under heavy fire from enemy aircraft and artillery, the Ukrainian defenders successfully repelled russian troops’ attacks in the vicinities of Pervomaiske (Donetsk oblast). The adversary launched air strikes in the vicinity of Avdiivka. At the same time, the invaders fired artillery at more than 10x settlements, including Keramik, Krasnohorivka, Avdiivka, Vodyane, Pervomaiske, and Nevelske (Donetsk oblast).

    Maryinka axis: the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to hold back the russian offensive in the vicinities of Krasnohorivka and Maryinka (Donetsk oblast). The adversary shelled more than 10x settlements, including Maryinka, Heorhiivka, Maksymilyanivka, Hostre, and Pobjeda (Donetsk oblast).

    Shakhtarske axis: the adversary shelled more than 10x settlements, including Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Neskuchne, and Blahodatne (Donetsk oblast).

    Zaporizhzhia and Kherson axes: the adversary focuses its main efforts on preventing further advance of Ukrainian troops. The enemy fired artillery at more than 25x settlements, including Levadne, Hulyaipole, Huliaipilske, Bilohirya, Kamyanske (Zaporizhzhia oblast), Zolota Balka, Mykhailivka, Novooleksandrivka, Beryslav, Lvove, Antonivka (Kherson oblast), the city of Kherson, as well as Ochakiv (Mykolaiv oblast). At the same time, the Ukrainian Defense Forces continue to conduct the offensive operation on Melitopol and Berdyansk axes, consolidating their positions, firing artillery for effect on the identified enemy targets, and conducting counter-battery fire.

    During the day of July 21, Ukrainian Air Force launched 13x air strikes on the concentrations of troops, weapons, and military equipment, as well as 3x air strikes on the anti-aircraft missile systems of the adversary.

    During day of July 21, the Ukrainian missile and artillery troops hit 1x concentration of manpower, weapons, and military equipment of the adversary, 2x artillery systems at their firing positions, and 1x electronic warfare station of the enemy.

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