The enemy continues to focus its efforts on holding the captured territories, attempts to fully occupy the Donetsk oblast, as well as disrupting the active actions of the Defense Forces in certain directions. It fires at the positions of our troops along the contact line, conducts aerial reconnaissance, and in some areas tries to restore lost positions.
The enemy continues to destroy civilian infrastructure and peaceful residential buildings. There remains the threat of air and missile strikes on the entire territory of Ukraine.
During the day, the enemy carried out 2 missile and 6 air strikes, carried out more than 20 MLRS attacks on military and civilian objects, violating the norms of International Humanitarian Law, laws and customs of warfare.
More than 15 settlements were damaged by enemy fire. In particular, Zaporizhzhya, Mykolayiv, Ochakiv, Avdiyivka, Krasnohorivka, Poltavka and Maryinka.
The situation in the Volyn and Polissya directions has not changed significantly.
In other directions, the enemy fired from tanks, mortars and barrel artillery:
in the Siversky direction - in the areas of the settlements of Huta-Studenetska, Mykhayilove, Sosnivka and Starosillia of the Chernihiv oblast and Prohody and Nova Huta of the Sumy oblast;
in the Slobozhansk direction - in the areas of Veterynarne, Udy, Vovchansk, Hoptivka and Strilecha settlements;
in the Kramatorsk direction - Holubi Ozera, Siversk, Verkhnokamianske, Dvorichne, Dronivka, Zakitne and Minkivka;
in the Bakhmut direction – Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Vesela Dolyna, Soledar, Yakovlivka, New York and Rozdolivka;
in the Avdiyivka direction - Avdiyivka, Berdychiv, Opytne, Vodyane, Krasnohorivka, Maryinka and Novomykhayilivka;
in the Novopavlivskyi direction – Yehorivka, Vuhledar, Prechystivka, Bohoyavlenka and Pavlivka.
More than 20 settlements were shelled in the Zaporizhya direction. Among them are Novosilka, Stepnohirsk, Shevchenko, Novopil, Vremivka, Poltavka and Uspenivka.
More than 35 settlements along the contact line were hit by fire from tanks, mortars, and barrel artillery in the South Buh direction. In order to conduct reconnaissance, adjust fire, and strike at civilian infrastructure objects, the enemy made more than 50 UAV flies, in particular, the Iranian-made "Shahed-136".
To replenish personnel losses, the military-political leadership of the russian federation is trying to organize the forced mobilization of Ukrainian citizens in the temporarily occupied territories.
During the current day, units of the Defense Forces of Ukraine repelled enemy attacks in the areas of the settlements of Soledar, Mayorsk, Kurdyumivka, Zaitseve, Bakhmut, Bakhmutske, Vyimka, Spirne, Pervomatiske, and Kamianka.
To support the actions of the land groupings, the Air Force of the Defense Forces carried out 10 strikes. It was confirmed that 7 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the enemy and 3 positions of anti-aircraft missile systems were damaged.
In addition, our air defense units destroyed 1 Su-25 aircraft and 5 UAVs of various types.
Missile troops and artillery hit 5 command and control points, up to 15 areas of concentration of enemy manpower and equipment, 2 air defense positions and 3 ammunition warehouses. Losses are being clarified.