There is still a threat of missile and air strikes by the enemy, including the use of strike UAVs from the territory and airspace of Belarus.

The enemy is on the defensive in the Kupyansk and Limansk directions / photo from UNIAN, Viktor Kovalchuk

Russian occupiers continue to strike at Ukraine. During the day, the Rashists carried out about 15 shelling from multiple launch rocket systems at the positions of Ukrainian troops and settlements.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in operational information regarding the Russian invasion as of 18:00 informsthat the situation in the Volyn and Polesye directions remains without significant changes, no signs of the formation of enemy offensive groupings were found.

In addition, Belarus continues to support the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, providing it with infrastructure, territory and airspace. The threat of missile and air strikes by the enemy, including with the use of strike UAVs, from the territory and airspace of Belarus remains, the General Staff added.

In the border areas of the Belgorod region, the enemy continues to hold a group of troops for demonstration operations. The invaders periodically fire at the positions of Ukrainian troops, as well as settlements in the Kharkiv region near the state border of Ukraine.

In the Kupyansk and Limansk directions, the enemy is defending and shelling settlements from tanks, mortars and cannon artillery.

On the Bakhmut and Avdeevsky directions, the enemy is concentrating his main efforts on conducting offensive operations. He carried out attacks from tanks and artillery of various types on the areas of the settlements of Bakhmutskoye, Bakhmut, Kleschievka, Zelenopolye, Avdeevka, Vodyanoye, Pervomayskoye, Nevelskoye.

In the Novopavlovsk and Zaporozhye directions, the enemy fired at the positions of the Ukrainian Defense Forces from tanks and the entire spectrum of artillery. The areas of about 10 settlements were affected by enemy artillery fire.

In the Krivoy Rog and Kherson directions, as reported by the General Staff, the enemy is conducting positional defense, improving fortification equipment and logistical support for advanced units. The invaders did not stop shelling the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and settlements on the right bank of the Dnieper River from artillery.

Also, the Russian Federation used cannon and rocket artillery to shell the settlements of Maryevka in the Dnepropetrovsk region, as well as Tokarevka, Antonovka, Dneprovskoe in the Kherson region and the city of Kherson.

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In the morning it became known that in the Zaporizhzhya region the shell of the invaders went to the bread distribution point, there is a victim. The enemy is using pathetic tactics, the Office of the President noted. Against the backdrop of defeats at the front, the rashists are shelling peaceful cities and killing the civilian population.

Meanwhile, as Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the Office of the President, noted, in the Lugansk region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine returned some occupied territories. However, the Russian Federation is trying to strengthen its grouping in the Donbass. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine told that the enemy moved to Donetsk region units of Chechens and “Wagnerites”.

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