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Russia builds up air defence in western Crimea – General Staff

Invaders shelled Ukrainian forces' positions in the areas of the settlements Pytomnyk and Ruski Tyshky in the Kharkiv region.

Russia builds up air defence in western Crimea – General Staff
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Russia built up the air defence system in the western part of occupied Crimea, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported.

Meanwhile, the enemy continues to shell the positions of the Ukrainian forces. In the Kharkiv direction, the invaders were deterring the advance of our units and liberation of the temporarily occupied territories. The enemy was shelling the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) positions in the areas of the settlements Pytomnyk and Ruski Tyshky.

The situation was the same in the Siverskyy and South Buh directions. In the Siverskyy one, russians were shelling the border areas of Ukraine. As the General Staff states, the enemy is likely to continue demonstrative actions and shellings to prevent Ukrainian forces from moving to other areas.

As to other directions, the General Staff reports the following:

  • in the Volyn and Polissya directions, no active actions of russian enemy were noted. The second stage of the readiness check of the units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus under the leadership of the Chief of the General Staff continues there. A scheduled inspection of the alarm system readiness was carried out.

  • the threat of missile and bomb strikes from the Republic of Belarus on infrastructure facilities on the territory of Ukraine remains.

  • in the Slovyansk direction, russian enemy did not take active action. The occupiers are replenishing supplies of material and technical means to increase their offensive capabilities. Over the day, they were shelling the settlements along the contact line and carried out air reconnaissance with the help of "Orlan-10" UAVs.

  • in the Donetsk direction, the occupiers used mortars, barrel artillery, and multiple rocket launchers, and carried out rocket-bomb airstrikes to destroy the fortifications of Ukrainian units.

  • in the Lyman direction, the occupiers are trying to capture the area on the right bank of the Siversky Donets river and gain a foothold in the area of the Oleksandrivka settlement. The enemy carried out assault operations in the direction of the Novoselivka settlement but didn't succeed.

  • in the Severodonetsk direction, the invaders are storming Voyevodivka, with no success.

  • in the Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Kurakhiv directions, the enemy is carrying out assault operations to improve its troops' tactical position. Again, unsuccessfully.

  • in Mariupol, russians continued artillery attacks and airstrikes, focusing their main efforts on blocking our units in the "Azovstal" plant.

Also, the russian occupiers conducted air reconnaissance using the UAVs in the areas of Pokrovsk, Slovyansk, and Pavlohrad, the General Staff added.

Because of the numerous demolitions at the Siverskyy Donets, the occupiers lost more than 70 units of equipment.

Today, the russian invaders launched 8 to 12 missiles at Kremenchuk (the Poltava region).

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